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Grainger Town

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Address: Grainger Street | Newcastle city centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, England
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Picked up the spark in recent years

I think it is safe to say that Grainger town used to be a bit grotty? It's now been remodelled and is now clean, crip and filled with upmarket clothes shops and the arcade is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I think it is safe to say that Grainger town used to be a bit grotty? It's now been remodelled and is now clean, crip and filled with upmarket clothes shops and the arcade is a beautifully tiled, arched walkway If visiting newcastle don't get too excited, blink and you will miss it but it's there so if you are... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

An enchanting piece of old Newcastle, it's been there for as long as I can remember, but it's still vibrant and contemporary, with a chic cafe alongside a 19th century music emporium and upmarket retail units, and it leads onto one of the most magnificent streets in the city - Grey Street which is THE place to be in Newcastle,... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

this is a wonderful real market filled with individual stalls. Businesses as old as the Original Marks and Spencer . Brilliant fruit, vegetables, plants flowers, you name it they sell it. It's the ambiance, the smell, the character, the noise, the chat, laughter, it's such a breath of fresh air compared with the corporate shopping centres. .the isles are lovely... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Reminded us of Leeds as I guess the arcades were built around the same time. Beautiful architecture. Everywhere so clean and looked after. Pride in a city. Great place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were amazed by how much Newcastle had to offer - easy to get around, especially if you get a day rover ticket for the metro - you can go to the coast, hop on and off to see other parts such as Jesmond and get a really good idea of what is around the area. Then it's back to... More 

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Always worth a visit, full of lovely architecture, colourful shops and cafes. It has changed over the years, changes with time have not spoiled this place.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Like i described it, it is part of the town and will always be so. Memories of the market from boyhood. The butchers and others with there stalls, selling whares, history like the towns own Billingsgate!.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had a walk around with my 3 year old daughter who decided that this would be a great time to play up a bit. The local shoppers and the stall holders were all very friendly and talked away to an over tired and whingy child. Some interesting bits and pieces for sale and a great sweetie shop. Well worth... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

its great, local food to buy, and the small cafes are great, and cheap for tea and sausage rolls or bacon rolls and five sausages and loads of rashes of bacon

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Before going we looked at the hours of the market, but we found that many of the shops were shut. So it was a let down. The few shops that were open were ok.

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