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Andrew, our tour guide was great. He imparted loads of information and anecdotes about the tunnel... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Guided tours of the fully preserved 19th century coal waggonway and WW2 air-raid shelter. Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be booked online through our website or by telephone during office hours. Tours every week on most days, check the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed today via mobile

Andrew, our tour guide was great. He imparted loads of information and anecdotes about the tunnel and Ouseburn. The 2 hours flew by The format and group size was well suited to all ages. It was great to support the local charity

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

What to do when the grown up family come home for a few days at Easter? Turns out that a guided tour of the Victoria Tunnel is ideal! Our group of 10 (a younger family for 4 + 2 couples, besides our adult family group)...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The North Eastern Geological Society were treated to a visit at the Victoria Tunnel ( April 2019) Lynne and Terry, our guides, started the visit with a fascinating introduction to the history of the tunnel. They recounted events and people to bring the history of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

“Private” tour for 15 of us by the very knowledgeable Iain and Dee. They coped well with a wide age ranging group. Very informative, they bring the history alive with lots of tales. Just be warned don’t wear your good white trainers, the iron ore...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our group, Blind Ambitions were interested in taking a tour of the Victoria tunnels in Newcastle and from the first point of contact the customer service was totally amazing. I contacted Clive Goodwin at the Ouseburn trust who run the attraction by email and he...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your "Outstanding" review of your recent visit to the Victoria Tunnel. We are proud and privileged to have such a fantastic team of guides who are devoted to making all our visitors feel comfortable underground, beneath Newcastle and we always delighted to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

A really interesting insight into somewhere completely hidden - and mostly unknown to those in/visiting the town. Fascinating history and a great way to spend a few hours. You need to book - for accompanied viewing

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hexhamambyth
Reviewed 5 days ago

I did the 1 hour tour with my 8 year old grandson(1 hour long enough for that age) and we loved it. Peter the guide gave a brilliant tour with a good story at the end which my grandson keeps reciting. Well recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank edmund250150
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on the 1 hr tour with our kids...hard hats and torches provided. The two volunteer guides were both passionate about 'our tunnels' and shared loads of really interesting information and stories about the tunnels history and uses. Definitely one not to miss if...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ramusw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the 1 hour tour today, 2 adults with 8 and 10 yr old children. We all really enjoyed it. The guides, Trevor and Phil were very informative and friendly too. Their interesting stories of events that happened in the tunnel bought it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lindsay D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the Victoria Tunnel on the 1.30pm, 2 hour tour today. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Geoff and his fellow guide (the WWII expert). Yes, is you are over 6ft tall, there will be height issues in some areas. No, we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 12, 2019|
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Response from CG6727 | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, the Victoria Tunnel is six foot three high with the occasional section being slightly less, so people over six foot two inches have to wear hard helmets and do have to adjust their stance to avoid... More
October 31, 2018|
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Response from grahamb461 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s 1 and a quarter miles out and the same back. The floor of the tunnel is clean dry and level. There are wooden benches half way but if you could get hold of a hunting stick that opens into a seat, it would be... More
Adrian P
August 29, 2018|
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Response from sueg197 | Reviewed this property |
No. I don’t think that is possible.