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Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle

  • 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
Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle
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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
Historic Tour of Newcastle 2pm
The Two hour historic tour - guiding you around the history of Newcastle Upon Tyne at 2pm
Historic Tour of Newcastle 4pm
The Two hour historic tour - guiding you around the history of Newcastle Upon Tyne at 4pm

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.

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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 12 June 2018
Excellent 2 hour walking tour

Alexander Iles provides an excellent 2 hour walking tour highlighting the historic heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This is not a strenuous walk, just a steady pace but it does involve some steep streets and flights of steps. Alexander provides a good balance of facts and figures...More

Thank BJEM
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Really enjoyable

Our son bought this tour for us as gift and despite living in Newcastle for over 30 years it was clear we knew only a few facts about the history of our home city after spending two hours with Alex. The tour was carried out...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 11 April 2018
Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle

We are fairly new to the region and really enjoyed our afternoon tour with Alexander. His knowledge of Newcastle and the region is amazing. Would highly recommend.

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Surely no one knows their stuff more than Alex?! Just returned from his two hour walking tour which was absolutely packed with interesting facts about Newcastle and its history. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone, even those who think they know a thing or...More

1  Thank howellchaos
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Response from howellchaos | Reviewed this property |
If you are arriving at the marina then you can walk there in 15 minutes. Taxi would probably cost about £5
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