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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...more
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Situated on the impressive Grey St stands the even more impressive Greys Monument. I should imagine the local people just take it for granted but for us, as first time visitors to Newcastle, we thought it made the whole st majestic.
Visited on Friday close to Christmas
Place was buzzing with the Xmas market with a variety of gifts for the festive season and local produce to buy or eat. Always a iconic monument busy with shoppers and those busking.
A must visit trekking around the...More
We very much liked this monument, and learning about its history. My favourite anecdote was when, in 1941, lightning struck, and the poor Earl’s head fell off, crashing onto the tram lines below, fortunately causing no injuries to anyone walking beneath. Although I think that...More
An iconic landmark of Newcastle and monument to Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey. It's position at the top of a hill and the junction of several a lot streets makes it clearly visible from a long way off. It's an impressive 130 something metres...More
This is a great historic monument that sits in the heart of central Newcastle like a mini Nelson’s Column. All around is the wonderful architecture of Graingertown and the whole area makes for a great walk.