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Iles Tours

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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About Iles Tours
We know that the best trips live on in the memories that stay with you. That’s why Iles Tours doesn’t do ordinary walking tours. Instead, we take you on a journey into the fascinating stories that have shaped England’s unique history, people and culture for over 2,000 years – and are still unfolding today. You’ll have fun, learn new things and come away with a great story to tell. With walking tours across Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and Tyneside, we’ll show you North East England as you’ve never seen it before. From one-hour walks to full-day trips, each one of our guided walking tours offers an experience to remember.
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Newcastle Gory Tour

Discover some of Newcastle’s top sights—and learn about the city’s spooky legends, sordid criminals, and other uncanny happenings—on this two-in-one walking tour. Meet your guide right in the city center, and set off: discover the medieval Castle Keep, the historical buildings on Dean Street, Earl Grey’s Monument, and more. As you go, your guide also shares chilling stories about the city’s former gangsters, ghosts, and other unsavory characters.
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1 hour 45 minutes
from $32.01

Newcastle History Tour

From the elegant itinerary to the knowledgeable guide, this Newcastle walking tour is tailor-made for lovers of history—particularly those with limited time. Learn about the castle that gave “Newcastle” its name and the Victorian entrepreneurs who made the city a powerhouse as you see sights like the Stephenson Monument, Grey Street, Newcastle Castle, and Quayside.
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2 hours
from $32.01

Newcastle Quayside Tour - One Hour Tour

Better understand the history and culture of Newcastle on this walking tour along the river that has long been an intractable feature of the city. As you walk along the River Tyne, your guide recounts tales of the people associated with the locations along the way and answers any questions you may have. This is a great introduction to the city and how it has changed over the years.
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1 hour
from $17.92

Old Newcastle Walking Tour - One Hour Tour

Take a walking tour of Newcastle, and scratch beneath the surface of the northern city to discover its history. With a guide, you'll go right into the historical heart of Newcastle to learn how the original settlement developed into the city it is today. Check out St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Black Gate, and the Bigg Market, which was one of the city's thriving medieval markets. Several start times are available when you book.
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1 hour
from $17.92

Half Day Tour of Newcastle

Get the ideal insider’s introduction to history-packed Newcastle on this half-day walking tour of the bustling northeastern city. Learn about the city’s early history and enjoy guided interior visits of both Newcastle Castle and the cathedral church of St. Nicholas. Upgrade to a private tour to include door-to-door pickup from your hotel.
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4 hours
from $89.62
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I had the pleasure of a 4 Hour + Walking Tour of Newcastle Yesterday covering all the sites from Grainger Town to Newcastle Castle! Alex was amazing and really accomodating with my specific needs being Autistic. His In-depth knowledge is impeccable and I had an amazing time on
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Response from AlexanderIles, Owner at Iles Tours
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you for this review - I love being able to share this region with people and when people have such a positive response it is even better. I hope you have safe journeys and that I will be able to show you more of the North East in the future, Best wishes, Alex
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We did the Newcastle History Tour. Fascinating tales mixed with viewing of some glorious architecture. Alex Iles, the guide, is punctual, extremely knowledgeable, passionate about his work and good company. The two hours for the tour is just about the right length - not
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Response from AlexanderIles, Owner at Iles Tours
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed your tour and had a great time showing you Newcastle as well! Best wishes, Alex
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I'm from the NE and have been coming into Newcastle for days out for years, this tour gave some great new facts about the city, its history and some of its savoury characters from the past. I can certainly see it from a new angle now. I did this tour with my 14 year old
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Highly recommended had a great tour. Learnt so much about the not so savoury side of Newcastle. We loved it thank you Alex for your knowledge. Highly recommended.
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Response from AlexanderIles, Owner at Iles Tours
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Really glad that you enjoyed the Gory tour! I really enjoy sharing the weird and wonderful stories of the city with visitors! Alex
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We booked this for my dads birthday. Sandy’s knowledge was mind blowing. This is the second time we have done this tour and we loved it just as much 2nd time round. We learned new facts and just really had a fantastic time learning about our wonderful city. Thank you Sandy for
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Response from AlexanderIles, Owner at Iles Tours
Responded Jan 26, 2020
Thank you, It really enjoyed your tour! You were a lot of fun to show around and its the only time on a tour when I have had to ask a two customers to 'please wait for a second' because I could not answer two questions at the same time! I look forward to seeing you on the Gory Tour, Best wishes, Alex
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