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Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle

Highlights
  • Discover Newcastle’s history, heritage, and architecture from a local guide
  • See the city old and new, from 1830s Grey Street to the revamped Quayside
  • Learn about Newcastle Castle as you climb Dog Leap stairs to Castle Keep
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Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle
From US$32,60
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Historic Tour - Newcastle 10amMost Popular
The Two hour historic tour - guiding you around the history of Newcastle Upon Tyne at 10am
From US$32,60
Historic Tour of Newcastle 2pm
The Two hour historic tour - guiding you around the history of Newcastle Upon Tyne at 2pm
From US$32,60
Historic Tour of Newcastle 4pm
The Two hour historic tour - guiding you around the history of Newcastle Upon Tyne at 4pm
From US$32,60
Overview

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.

What to Expect

Greet your guide near Grey’s Monument in central Newcastle. See how 1830s Grey Street was once known as “one of the finest streets in England” before you stroll down towards the historic Quayside that’s now been reinvented for the 21st century.

As you wander, learn about the city’s long history and the Victorian entrepreneurs who made the place a powerhouse—and an architectural wonderland. Hear about George Stephenson, the father of the railways, as you pass his monument.

Loop up to Newcastle Castle and discover the turbulent history of the castle that gave the city its name before you return to Grey's Monument, where your tour will end.

Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A great learning experience.

Alex is an extremely knowledgable and friendly guide who’s enthusiasm for the history of Newcastle is infectious. The walking pace was ideal and although the tour was packed with historical content Alex was able explain it in just the right amount of detail. I definitely...More

Thank Expedition634524
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Amazing tour with a fabulous guide. Best walking tour we had !!

Alexander was our guide. He is so knowledgeable on European history especially of Newcastle, a city he truly loves. His shared his knowledge and love of Newcastle with enthusiasm and humor. He was frequently greeted by locals as he is also a local. Always aware...More

Thank SDtiregirl
Reviewed 7 September 2018
Comprehensive tour

I highly recommend this tour with Alexander. Meet at Earl Grey Monument and explore the historical and architectural highlights of Newcastle. He keeps a good pace, but did not “out-run” my senior citizen legs. You will get down to the quay and learn about the...More

Thank gwynguy
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Iles Historical Tour of Newcastle

An easy to find central pick up point. I wanted to be taken on a walking tour that showed to me and described for me, the history of the key buildings and features of central Newcastle their association with the river Tyne. This tour far...More

1  Thank Roger H
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile
History on the hoof!

This is a must to understand the history and the future of Newcastle. Alexander the guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable. It was like seeing history as Alexander described the history behind the beautiful buildings, cobble stoned streets and the origins of their names. It was also...More

Thank jorose17
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