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Address: Grainger Street | Newcastle city centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, England
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Stunning architecture in a central location

Grainger Town needs to be visited on foot to fully appreciate the quality and variety of Richard Grainger's work. You also need to look up to see the buildings from above ground... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Grainger Town needs to be visited on foot to fully appreciate the quality and variety of Richard Grainger's work. You also need to look up to see the buildings from above ground floor level to take in the integrity of the design. With many listed buildings in a small area it can easily viewed in a couple of hours. In... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great to go and visit. Didn't buy anything but we did sit and enjoy s coffee in one of the little coffee shops. It's cute and old fashioned. Worth a visit if you've nothing else on but don't expect to shop your life away

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Perfect to go to before going to the famous Theatre Royal. It has many fine cafes, restauraunts and bars and some lovely boutiques, shops and some great hair and beauty places.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nothing to be blown away unfortunately. Its smelly and is your average sunday market. Worth a brief visit if you are passing by

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

simply was for older people. this was fine if you wanted to purchase fruit and vegetables or indeed butcher meat. not worth a visit as nothing that one could not buy in any local market.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Grainger Town is the historic heart of Newcastle -walking up from the Central Railway Station it's a walking feast of classical architecture. Built by Richard Grainger from 1824 to 1841 ,Grainger Street ,Grey Street, Clayton Street and Nunn Street are some of the gems - don't forget to look up !! There's 450 buildings in this compact area -244 are... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Grainger town must rank amongst the very finest city centre areas in the UK and is most definitely worth visiting. It is classical Newcastle at its best, embracing several well known streets including Grey Street and Grainger Street. It is the home of well known historic landmarks including the Theatre Royal, Grey's Monument and Grainger Market. The classical streets were... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Messrs Clayton and Grainger were the designers of much of traditional Newcastle. Thus Grainger town includes lots of the traditional elements of Grainger, Clayton Newgate and Nun Street areas, and stunning architecture prevails

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Before leaving for Newcastle i had done some research on Robert Grainger, and what an exceptionally clever man he was, as you enter into the City centre from the Central Railway station, you walk up Grainger Street, to his monument which stands at the top of Grainger Street and Grey Street, Grainger was revolutionery in making life in Newcastle better... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It is great area full of fascinating places, such as the historic Grainger market, which still has one of Marks and Spencers original market stalls, and some great produce. Overall, there are too many atractions to list, it covers a large area.

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