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Newcastle History Tour

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Highlights
  • Discover Newcastle’s history, heritage, and architecture from a local guide
  • See the city old and new, from 1830s Grey Street to the revamped Quayside
  • Learn about Newcastle Castle as you climb Dog Leap stairs to Castle Keep
  • Choose between morning and afternoon departures to suit your schedule
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Historic Tour of Newcastle 2pm 14:00
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Overview
From the elegant itinerary to the knowledgeable guide, this Newcastle walking tour is tailor-made for lovers of history—particularly those with limited time. Learn about the castle that gave “Newcastle” its name and the Victorian entrepreneurs who made the city a powerhouse as you see sights like the Stephenson Monument, Grey Street, Newcastle Castle, and Quayside.
What to Expect
Greet your guide near Grey’s Monument in central Newcastle. See how 1830s Grey Street was once known as “one of the finest streets in England” before you stroll down towards the historic Quayside that’s now been reinvented for the 21st century.
As you wander, learn about the city’s long history and the Victorian entrepreneurs who made the place a powerhouse—and an architectural wonderland. Hear about George Stephenson, the father of the railways, as you pass his monument.
Loop up to Newcastle Castle and discover the turbulent history of the castle that gave the city its name before you return to Grey's Monument, where your tour will end.
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All reviews great city would highly recommend this tour come alive walking tour his knowledge excellent tour two hours pace introduction alexander visitors context tyne eyes questions stuff newcastle
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From the moment we started the tour we knew it would be interesting and exceptional. Alex is a font of knowledge about Newcastle, and he puts it across very clearly and full of entertaining snippets. He's happy to answer questions on a wide range of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DougS847
Reviewed 6 days ago

Alex from Iles Tours is everything a tour guide should be. Entertaining and knowledgeable. Great stories and fun is what you can expect from the tour. I cannot recommend it enough. Do not visit Newcastle without treating yourself to it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank WilliamEhmsen
AlexanderIles, Owner at Newcastle History Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello William, We really enjoyed showing you Newcastle on the History tour and its always great to know that a customer loved the tour we delivered. Hope the rest of your travels are equally enjoyable. Alex

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour and top class historical knowledge.. put a great city in perfect context. Highly recommended

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Richard M
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Alex was a wonderful tour guide. The historical walking tour was really interesting and I learned so much about the history of Newcastle and many other things I hadn't known about. I highly recommend this tour if you are in Newcastle. A note on the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Melissa E
Reviewed May 2, 2019

My friend and I really enjoyed the walking tour. Alex is a font of knowledge and was so knowledgeable about the city and its history. It's a great orientation tour and the following day we were able to revisit some of the tour stops, walking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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The tour starts at the centre of the city at Greys Statue which is a landmarks. Google taxi fares for cost. Taxis will find it easily
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