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Grey's Monument

Grey St., Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks

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nyk
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219 reviews 219 reviews
137 attraction reviews
459 helpful votes 459 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The monument is a landmark right in the heart of the city centre, with shops, restaurants, bars, cinema, park , metro , etc all around. its a very buzzing place with lots of things happening during the weekend (performances, demonstrations, outdoor markets, vendors,etc). Overall a very good place to hang out anytime of the day.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Another imposing piece of architecture in the City voted the best to visit by The Guardian in 2014. They have very irregular volunteer hosted trips to the top (over 160 steps). Even if you don't get on one of those the monument is bang in the centre of the City at the top of the excellent Grey Street and right... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited the area last month. It is in a central area and a good meeting point. I believe a few times a year it is open and you can climb to the top. An interesting site.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

As this was booked in advance sadly the weather forecast of a sunny day was incorrect so I got low visibility and rain, but this didn't stop this being an enjoyable trip. The interior to the monument is well lit, dry and there is a handrail, the steps are quite wide too so access isn't bad at all. There is... More 

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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230 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Located in the centre of Newcastle, this 130 foot monument was erected in 1838 to honour the second Earl Grey (1764-1845), who was Prime Minister at the time of the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832. He was also the "earl grey" tea man. About 6 days a year it's opened to the paying public, but for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The central monument of Newcastle located in the top of Grey Street commemorates Earl Grey, promoter of the Reform Bills. Taking the Metro, you can drop by at Monument station and you will be right in front of it

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is the first time i have ever done this It's a hard climb up so not ideal for everyone , and ever in august there was a couple of inches of water at the bottom. But it's worth the effort It's amazing this is all done with volunteers It's a brilliant view and you see new castle in a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Grey's Monument is an impressive statue, which I have yet to go up. I hear the view is great. The monument is a popular meeting place in the centre of the city. It's starting to attract more buskers, charity muggers, and political rallies, which means it gets very busy. On a positive note, they now screen outdoor films in the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Grey's Monument, often referred simply as Monument by locals, serves as meeting point for those entering the city centre. Often throughout the year various events will take place around the monument, including markets, outdoor cinema screenings, bands and talks. If you're in Newcastle city centre you will no doubt see the statue at some point of your day.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Grey's Monument is in the centre of town and there are a lot of shops, coffee shops and restaurants nearby. On the last couple of occasions I have visited there has been entertainment close to the monument.

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