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Address: 53-55 Lime Street | Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
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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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Sunday afternoon

Great we all loved it even my son who is 15 and hard to please , loads of information given really enjoyed ourselves

Reviewed 4 days ago
vixwig
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great we all loved it even my son who is 15 and hard to please , loads of information given really enjoyed ourselves

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hull england
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

my sister and I booked the two hour walk we were a bit apprehensive as we are late 50s as to what to expect but we needn't have worried we managed the walk easily. our guide Steve was funny, knowledgeable and made the walk very interesting, the time passed quickly, one small point it was cold and a little wet... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Victoria Tumnel in Newcastle and had a great time! The tour guides Lyn and her husband were excellent. Both informative and very entertaining. I,would definetely recommend as a family day out.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour guides were interesting and informative pointing out items of interest not .readily obvious I highly recommend this experience

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I never knew spending nearly two hours down a tunnel would be so interesting! Our tour guides, Steve and Clare were excellent, a laugh a minute, making the tour really entertaining. Learning about the history of the tunnel and of mining and the wars, the hardships and true stories of people was riveting. Thank you for a great tour! I... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great one hour tour with a lovely and very funny guide who made history come alive. Highly recommend taking this tour, booking it many weeks in advance was well worth it. Afterwards discover the plants and pets at Ouseburn farm and have a plant-based dinner at the Ship Inn or drop into Stepney Banks Stables to get super... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique experience that allows you to look at the city and its history from a completely different perspective. I really didn't expect that visiting a tunnel could be that interesting and fun. Bruce and Diane, our tour guides, did amazing job. Thanks a lot!

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Victoria Tunnel last year in September as part of the National Heritage week when the tour was free. The programmes for the National Heritage Week are generally available in late summer from libraries and tourist information offices. Tours can be taken at other times when there is a small charge and the tour is very worthwhile. The... More 

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Heritage Open Day tours in September each year are a very short "taster tour" designed to attract you to book a full tour, I look forward to you coming to experience the full tour. More 

North Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a family ticket for the 1 hour tour, which was a reasonable £6.00 for adults and £4.00 for children. The tour guide was well informed and very interesting to listen to, taking us through Ouseburn and to the tunnel entrance. The tunnel itself is enormous in length and we were seeing a fraction of it. I found it... More 

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thank you for your "Absolutely Excellent" review. We are delighted that you and your children had such a great time and learned so much about the conditions endured by Newcastle's citizens during WW2 bombing raids. Pleased to hear that you are coming back to do the full two-hour tour, where you will see much more of the tunnel and hear... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 15 friends all from Newcastle interested in finding out a bit of history of our great city. Our guides/volunteers were Sarah and David who were enthusiastic, informative and engaged us all in a tour that slightly ran over 2 hours - not that any of us had any complaints. This was a fascinating and fun... More 

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Sarah and David are delighted that you found your tour so informative. Our guides take lots of pride in "bringing history to life" and are passionate about the stories and the heritage of the tunnel. The Ouseburn Trust are proud to have such devoted guides and delighted to hear your comments about our part... More 

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