We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
The Great George Stephenson

This memorial shows George Stephenson in a thoughtful pose, with four figures seated at the corners... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great free concert

My friend and I came up from the tube station to discover a teenage steel band concert at the base... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Oxford, Mississippi
via mobile
Read all 12 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good75%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1YL, England
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Newcastle upon Tyne
from US$9,20
More Info
from US$32,80
More Info
from US$32,80
More Info
from US$21,00
More Info
Reviews (12)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews an engineer steam engine newcastle central station figures anvil memorial blacksmith model engineering classically robed muscular pose mines
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This memorial shows George Stephenson in a thoughtful pose, with four figures seated at the corners of the base around the great man. Two of the figures are classically inspire and the other two are dressed like 19th century gentlemen. Either way the basic theme...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

My friend and I came up from the tube station to discover a teenage steel band concert at the base of the statute on Sunday afternoon. We stood for a while as this pedestrian square teemed with people heading about in all directions. Great spot...More

Thank CharlieB604
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We were staying nearby and walked past this statue nightly. Had to Google who he was--discovered he was an accomplished engineer and architect responsible for designing the High rail bridge in Newcastle and establishing the standard rail gauge used world wide. Statue is pretty neat,...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Coming from Chesterfield we have our own statue of Stephenson and I think I prefer that one but this is a testiment to Victorian grandeur

Thank janwT2714TR
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I saw the statue of George Stephenson as soon as my wife and I walked out of the Newcastle Central Station. I has no idea who this person was so I Google his name once we checked into our nearby hotel. This person was a...More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Man was a pioneer. Great statue, respects what came from him. Great location and public art. Love it

Thank coastaltraveled
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It's a statue of George Stephenson. usually the students put a traffic cone on his head. It's like a tradition around here.

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A monument dedicated to George Stephenson rightfully erected opposite the train station, to remember the man who helped in the industrialisation of England and his importance for railways in the country. It's a beautiful monument. John Graham Lough's memorial to George Stephenson is considered to...More

Thank Amin A
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Not far from the entrance to Newcastle Central railway station is the statue for George Stephenson who created the railways. It's not a huge monument but it is a fitting memorial to a local hero.

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Important Monument of George Stephenson, one of the leading men paving the way to the industrialization of England. The monument is unfortunately a bit underrepresented in a road crossing in ´city center. It is kept in good condition and gives an engineer like me a...More

Thank 631hamburger
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 83 nearby hotels
County Hotel
1 300 reviews
.05 km away
Hampton By Hilton Newcastle
1 609 reviews
.08 km away
Royal Station Hotel
2 162 reviews
.10 km away
Hotel Indigo Newcastle
2 563 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1 390 nearby restaurants
Zapatista Burrito Bar
182 reviews
.08 km away
Newcastle Tap
63 reviews
.11 km away
Pinocchio Restaurant
378 reviews
.10 km away
The Hudson
168 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 397 nearby attractions
St. Mary's Cathedral
102 reviews
.16 km away
Newcastle Central Station
288 reviews
.12 km away
The Newcastle Town Wall
22 reviews
.10 km away
Newcastle Arts Centre
19 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from George Stephenson Monument staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines