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Address: 53-55 Lime Street | Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
Phone Number: 441912304210
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Advance booking is essential for Newcastle's Hidden Heritage,winner of 2013...

Advance booking is essential for Newcastle's Hidden Heritage,winner of 2013 NE Tourism Gold Award as Best Small Visitor Attraction. A preserved nineteenth century waggonway dug under the city from The Town Moor 2.5 Miles to the Tyne. Built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river. At outbreak of WW2 was converted into an air raid shelter to protect up to 9 thousand Newcastle citizens during deadly bombing raids. Follow your guides underground to discover the tunnel's fascinating history. Advance booking is essential - please contact the Ouseburn Trust or visit the website for more information.

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Had a great tour of the Victoria Tunnel today. It's a fascinating experience, richly enhanced by the great stories the two tour guides, Dave and Bruce, had to tell. A thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great tour of the Victoria Tunnel today. It's a fascinating experience, richly enhanced by the great stories the two tour guides, Dave and Bruce, had to tell. A thoroughly enjoyable and educational trip - and only £6, which is remarkably cheap for a two-hour tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see my friend in Newcastle and she booked for a few of us to go to the tunnels. Set underneath the streets of Newcastle, the tunnels used to allow for wagons to transport things from one side of the town to the other. The walk takes around 2hrs and talks about the 1800s when it was first built... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic tour. Thank you Claire and Steve for giving us a brilliant history of the Victoria Tunnel on Saturday. We all really enjoyed it and will most certainly be back. Highly recommend anyone to give it a go for a different and entertaining look at Newcastle's past. The guides really make it worthwhile - and they are all volunteers! Thanks... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The guides did a fantastic, interesting and informative tour of the tunnel complete with true stories and historical facts.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the booking was full and I didn't make any prior reservation, I was allowed to go with the group. Thanks a million to our tour guides Terry and Lynne for 2-hour trip with informative and humorous explanations. You made me a brilliant day.

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send in your "brilliant" review. Terry and Lynne are delighted you enjoyed your tour, although we do make it clear that our tours must be pre-booked, guides may allow visitors to join a tour if all places haven't been taken up on the day. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tunnel is a real experience. Staff are very attentive and recount some great stories. There is real history here. So if you would like a trip out with the family and look back in time to what the tunnels were used for, it is really interesting. Great experience at one point in the dark- but I won't elaborate or... More 

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour and didn't say too much about the "experience in the dark", which is one of the many highlights of our tours. Thanks for recommending us to other intending visitors to our wonderful city. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Victoria tunnel tour was amazing and very different from anything I have done before. For £6, you get a 2 hour tour through history with excellent volunteer guides. You may ask as many questions as you like and take pictures. I'm so glad I chose to do this tour while I was in Newcastle! The 6:30pm tour on Thursday... More 

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to send us your "fantastic" review of your tour. Anne and Dave are always keen to answer visitors questions and delighted to hear that you enjoyed their presentation. Our wonderful team of volunteer guides are dedicated to bringing history to life and making our visitors safe whilst under the streets of Newcastle for their two hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guides Donald and Peter were great, they made the tour interesting and fun. its an amazing structure. Some of the facts we were told just showed how hard life could be for people back a long.

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Donald and Peter are delighted that you found the tour interesting and fun. The Victoria Tunnel is 175 years old in 2017 and its amazing how well preserved it is. This is due to the skills of the Victorian engineer W. E. Gillespie and his team of builders who in less than 3 years... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip underground for a half mile hearing stories of the past and present. The staff were very informative and the trip was well led and amusing as well as sad at times with some of the previous history of the tunnels.

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and were very well looked after by our wonderful volunteer tour guides. Some of their stories are very evocative and illustrative, to help inform our visitors of how Newcastle citizens survived the awful WW2 bombing raids in the damp and... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steve and Tony were very informative guides, my two boys 10 and 7 were kept interested. Great bit of local history imaginatively told.

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your kind review. Steve and Tony are delighted that you gave them a well deserved mention. More 

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