Newcastle History Tour

Immerse yourself in Newcastle’s rich past and handsome architecture on a two-hour walking tour of its historical highlights. Learn about the city’s Roman, Norman and mercantile history. Admire Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and the Castle Keep. Hear about the Victorian entrepreneurs who made Newcastle a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution. And take in the revamped Quayside, where cutting-edge venues overlook the River Tyne.

Every step of the way, you’ll absorb the city’s vibrant atmosphere, rooted in the famously friendly natures of the ‘Geordie’ locals.

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Tour escort/host
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Newcastle Castle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Grey's Monument, 26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE England

    Our meeting point for the tour.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Grainger Town, Grainger Street Newcastle city centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF England

    The historic Georgian city centre of Newcastle

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne England

    Discover the story of Newcastle's Grainger town and one of the most beautiful streets in the British Isles.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Quayside, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne England

    Discover where Newcastle began and the story of our bridges on this section of the tour.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: All Saints Presbyterian Church, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2ES England

    After the quayside, we will show you this fantastic 18th-century building and the events that occurred within its walls.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Newcastle Castle, The Black Gate Castle Garth Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ England

    See the historic castle that gave the city its name and learn some of its fascinating stories.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Newcastle Cathedral, St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PF England

    St. Nicholas' is the Cathedral of the city and its striking lantern tower holds the attention of the skyline discover its story on this tour.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
    • For customers joining us from cruises from the port of Tyne please use the Metro System and take the metro to the 'Monument' metro stop, this is where the tour begins.
    • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
    • For all other COVID-19 information please visit our website:
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Iles Tours

Activity ID: V-10078P1

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