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Address: Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AL, England
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Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey...

Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey Street. In addition to being a great place to meet, Newcastle City Guides open this iconic monument on a number of days throughout the year. Join us on a climb of 164 steps and take in great views of Newcastle's city centre and beyond.

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Greys monument is the heart of the city centre and a prime meet up place for anyone coming into Newcastle as a start point for their day. near Greys monument is Eldon square a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Iconic landmark and at the centre of everything. Shopping, restaurants and great architecture all around it

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Thank Ian T
Aldergrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This monument is the centre of the town is a great meeting point, this is right outside the metro station you defo could not miss it😘

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Thank bornonfourthofjuly
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With only limited traffic passing on one side of the monument it has become something of piazza, and therefore a good place to meet and gossip. The Metro station sharing its name is the focus of the Metro system, so bringing even more people into the area. It closes the vista from Grey Street most impressively.

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Thank Sarum_Castle
UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were originally disappointed when we visited on an open day, to find out all tour tickets had sold out. So booking online is a must. We returned the following week when it was open - and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Views across Newcastle in all directions, accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Keep you eye out for... More 

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Thank danoistheman
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'i'll meet you at the monument' if you hear a Geordie say this they mean greys monument. a good starting place for a wander whether you're shopping or boozing. right next to a metro station[The Monument]

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Thank helen h
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greys monument is the heart of the city centre and a prime meet up place for anyone coming into Newcastle as a start point for their day. near Greys monument is Eldon square a mall which caters for all shopping needs along with Fenwick's and there is many bars and restaurants close by such as the Botanist and Jamie Oliver's.... More 

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Thank Russ D
Stoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Located right in the centre, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. Worth a photo. used during our stay as a meeting point.. you cant miss it!

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Thank Stacey W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is really a tall monument of the Earl Grey and really hard to miss when you are shopping in Newcastle.. It is near the Metro station and worth a photo.

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Thank PrestonGuild
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

You should not go there separately because it is in the city center. It is near the main shopping street near monument metro center.

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Thank Maulik_B_Desai
Sheffield,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Every time we asked someone for directions they mentioned the 'monument' and when we eventually came across it we couldn't believe it was so big. Apparently when they built it they had to stop at 135 ft. but wanted it to be 150. A plaque here tells you all about Earl Grey and his life. Very interesting.

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