The Guildhall

The Guildhall, Newcastle upon Tyne: Address, The Guildhall Reviews: 4.5/5

The Guildhall
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,447 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
The Guildhall is a beautiful and historic building my twin brother Stephen and I passed as we were wandering around this part of town.
Dating from 1655 and constructed by architect Robert Trollope ,its a fantastic looking structure, I know when we passed it was closed, would have loved to venture inside, its easy to locate along Sandhill,Quayside, most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written October 7, 2021
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,173 contributions
Jul 2021
Other than the unique building, dating back to 1655, there's nothing much to see nor do here and you can easily give this place a miss.
Written August 28, 2021
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sally-copps49
Newcastle and Gateshead, UK708 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I was lucky enough to be included in a guided tour of the upstairs at the Guildhall on sandgate : an absolute gem . Pat our guide was animated and knowledgable , thank you Heaton History group for letting me join in . Once up the beautiful stairs we entered the courtroom the mayors parlour and the wayfarers room. Sadly , I cannot remember all the history ; but the spaces I can share !
To have walked on the same floors as so many others was just amazing .
The freeman’s hall is decorated with beautiful buttress and coats of arms and wonderful carvings .
The parlour has paintings from the original mansion house and a stunning ceiling .
The courtroom was fascinating .
As was the explorers chamber . Stunning carvings , and tremendous views of the river .
Really if you can get in a tour ...... do it x
Written October 9, 2019
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Simon
42 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Had a tour approx10 days ago.Well worth the cost of organising it very knowledgeable and friendly guide.A fascinating building especially the old Mayors parlour with its 17th century views of newcastle and the magniificent mechant venturers room.If you get chance to visit go!
Written July 28, 2019
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misog062
Tyne and Wear, UK22 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Fortunate enough to be able to visit when City Guides opened the building. Great to see inside & see another part of the City’s history.
Written December 11, 2018
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Brian K
Abbotsford, Canada1,313 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This building is beautiful but it is under used, they could do so many more hours of this place. It only has two other reviews here so it needs higher visablity. Very cool land ark.
Written October 4, 2018
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MerlinRalphie
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK234 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
This was my third visit to the Guildhall. It seems to be rarely open, yet is a fascinating grade one listed building, and well worth a visit. The courtroom on the first floor, the marble floor, the mayor's chamber (dating back to 1600s) are all worth seeing. Make sure you visit Bessie Surtees house too, diagonally opposite to the Guildhall.
Written March 4, 2018
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Julia L
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK303 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
This historic building is not generally open to the public but we had a guided tour which was excellent . The guide Tony took us through the history of the Hall and told us about the Guilds that used to be so influential in Newcastle. We saw the ancient court and some rooms with stunning oak carvings .
The tour was advertised on Facebook so look out for future ones and I highly recommend them.
Word of caution regarding the access as the building is old and does have some narrow stairs....
Written January 26, 2018
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