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Grey's Monument

26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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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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26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you walk through the City Center, you will pass Grey's Monument several times. You can see the tall monument and its inscription. You can orient yourself to the Newcastle University, the metro station, the shopping area, the Quayside, and the St. James Stadium. There...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It’s central in the city situation on grey street obviously which is a beautiful street with wonderful buildings lots of things to see and do the theatre royal and bars restaurants shopping just a lovely part of Newcastle with the amazing monument at the top...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked by as we were visiting Grey street. The monument was nice, but not something I would put on a bucket list.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great for navigating as a central point while walking round the streets as it stands well out so cant be missed

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grey’s Monument is the statue that connects the main streets of Newcastle together. There are many people that gather round, as well as here being buskers at the monument there is always something going on. At Christmas there is a market, as well as there...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

A great sign and a meeting place in the heart of Newcastle. It is a monument over the 19th century part of the town, with building in neoclassical style that shows the enthusiasm of Granger and Clayton, that build the city centre with the help...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I've been up this historic monument to a prime minister from the North East but its not always open. Great fun for kids as the stone spiral staircase feels like it goes on for ever. Worth it for the view from the top. If its...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

This is the nicer part of the area and the monument is huge!- the bottom end of the street is sparse with shops and takeaways - and beggars asking for change every few hundred yards- but you get this in every city.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Monuments are common and can be seen in every city. This isjust another monument in the middle of a busy street.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The monument takes me back to when I first arrived in Newcastle. My friends and I would always meet up here. It was great to see the various nationalities and walks of life hanging around in the same area taking their snaps. The pub is...More

Thank Ste C
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