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Victoria Tunnel

55 Lime Street | Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
+44 191 230 4210
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Amazing local history,

Well organised with 2 excellent guides. We did the one hour visit which was sufficient for 3 over... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian R
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Newcastle
Fascinating walk into Newcastle's past

Our enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tour guides Diane and Andrew made the 2 hours whizz by... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adrienne E
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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 tour dates and times and for more information.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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55 Lime Street | Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
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+44 191 230 4210

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well organised with 2 excellent guides. We did the one hour visit which was sufficient for 3 over 70s. Only criticism was that the parties are made up of 15 people - about 7 were able to sit down on replica benches sometimes for 15...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tour guides Diane and Andrew made the 2 hours whizz by. During the short walk from the office to the tunnel entrance we were given a potted history of the lower Ouseburn from its industrial decline to its on-going regeneration....More

Thank Adrienne E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been trying to get tickets for this for ages however I always left it too late. I managed to get some and it was brilliant. Our Tour Guides, Erwin and Andrew were great. Very informative. I only booked the one hour as I wasn't...More

Thank Kim_Flitter
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a history buff then give it a visit . as with lots of historical venues in newcastle LTC needed

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Reviewed 1 week ago

really interesting trip the volunteers were so knowledgeable, we took a group of older volunteers from work and they all managed the walking as it is a couple of miles and all underground

Thank Ashleigh G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good guided tour very interesting would recommend it as long as you are not clostrifobic or scared of theach dark

Thank zhicco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard about the Victoria Tunnel when I lived over the other end in Spital Tongues in early 1980s and more recently from a friend's Mum who sheltered there during air raids in WWII. Didn't realise until this year's Ouseburn festival that you could visit...More

Thank Alasdair E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the shorter 1 hour tour as all the longer tours were fully booked. Our guides were passionate volunteers keen to share stories about the tunnels. After being kitted out with torches and helmets a short walk took us to the entrance itself. You...More

Thank DodgetheViper
CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review. During school holidays we have a lot of one-hour tours and they are very popular with families. These and our two-hour tours are bookable from our Ouseburn Trust website or by calling the office during Monday - Friday 9-5. Our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

had a lovely evening visit to the Victoria Tunnel.The tour lasted 2 hours and at £6 was great value for money. The guide was very informative and I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Judith P
CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and recommendation to other intending visitors.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and i visited Victoria Tunnel in July 2017. We had a very informative and a fantastic experience from beginning to the end. Lucky for us the day we went we had 3 very knowledgeable and experienced tour guides. Andrew took us to the...More

Thank Subagaman
CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Andrew, Pete and Anne will be delighted to see how much you enjoyed your tour. They and all our fantastic team of guides take great pride in showing our visitors around the Victoria Tunnel and bringing history to life....More

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Gordon707
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Catcherintherye2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hello It has a little bit of water in places within the tunnel which can make it slippery in places so you need sturdy shoes/trainers. I wore jeans and a jacket as even though I went on a very hot day it was chilly... More
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Jess L
April 14, 2017|
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Response from CliveGoodwin | Property representative |
Thanks for your question about bringing a dog on a guided tour, unfortunately the only animals allowed in the Victoria Tunnel are guide dogs registered with RNIB to help those with sight loss.
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chrisantru
April 4, 2017|
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Response from CliveGoodwin | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your interesting question. The Victoria Tunnel has a constant temperature of 12c, so in winter it's warmer underground and in Sumer it can feel chilly compared with outdoor temperatures. However, we... More
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