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Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The tour begins at Earl Grey's Monument in Newcastle city centre and proceeds down Grey street to discuss the heritage of the Grainger Town. From there you stop on  Dean Street to look at the influence of Milburn House.Your next destina down onto Dean Street and up Dog Leap Stairs you focus on the 1960's and changes in physical geography. This leads to the Castle Keep - the location that gave Newcastle its name. From the Castle the you go up St. Nicholas's Street then to the Groat and the Bigg Market - both infamous and vital to the city. From here you continue onto Newgate Street. You pass The Gate go onto Low Friars Lane and then Dispensary Lane to Blackfriars - a medieval monastery.From Blackfriars you go to the Town Walls on Stowel Street looking at various battles in Newcastle's history. Following this onto Westgate Road and along to th"""The Historical Walking tour of Newcastle takes you through Newcastle's past from its roots in the Celtic age to the modern day. The tour shows you what has made Newcastle a world changing location! From the centre of town at Earl Grey's Monument this tour takes you on a journey in Newcastle's Past where Romes Soldiers
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Cultural Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The Cultural Walking Tour starts at the Earl Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Accompanied with your guide you walk along Blackett Street and onto New Bridge Street West where you discuss the Charles Avison Building and The Laing Art Gallery.You then proceed down John Dobson Street after which you turn west onto Market Street and head down Deen Street for a short distance to the Theater Royal before proceeding onto High Bridge Street.After leaving High Bridge Street you will head south down the Bigg Market to St Nicholas Square and the Cathedral itself. You will then proceed to the Castle Keep and the High Level Bridge which was built by Robert Stephenson where you will be shown some of the famous riverside sig"""The Cultural Tour of Newcastle shows you Newcastle's creations sons and daughters of note! It will show you the locations where Newcastle has been developed or influenced the world. From sports and music to products and theater
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Gory Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The tour begins at Earl Grey's Monument in Newcastle city centre and you will first head down Grey Street where you will look at medicine at the past. On  Dean street you will stop at the site of the old Turf Hotel.Your next stop will be the home of many notorious  and sympathetic characters. You will join Dog Bank after going along one of the old Chares looking at the life for the citizens of Newcastle in the past.The Tour then rejoins Dean street and goes along the Si"""The Gory walking tour of Newcastle takes you though the darker elements of Newcastle. From Necromancers Criminals Doctors and Surgeons of low moral quality and Resurrectionists the Gory tour will expose you to the life of many people in the past! This tour will help you understand how people survived in harsh conditions in any way they could the effect of small decisions have on many and how our attitudes to law and order have changed. This tour is not a ghost tour and will not involve paranormal activities during the course of the tour."
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Durham train station

If you arrive from the south ( London or York etc ) your platform will be number 2. .Leaving the station there are taxis to city centre. or you can make your way by tunnel to the other side and...
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KNOCK KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

If you have the privilege of walking through the Palace Green towards the North Door of Durham Cathedral, you will see a lion/beast looking bronze door knocker. During the Medieval ages, this was a...
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DAO
Mar 04, 2015

Become a 'local' in minutes....

1.Tea! Durham has many many many tea shops that also have cakes - indulge in a British afternoon tea for under £5. Its worth it, whether you are admiring the view or escaping from the cold!2. A 'Chip...
smills102
Apr 17, 2011

The Mining heritage

Coal mining has been an essential part of the North-East since the beginning of the industrial revolution.Nowadays the pits have all gone - and it has been a traumatic change for many of the local...
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sourbugger
Apr 04, 2011

Tuck into a Stottie cake.

Stottie cakes are a kind of large, flattish white loaf that you find in Durham and the rest of the North-East.Only one of them makes for an excellent sandwich. Several bakeries sell them, although...
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sourbugger
Mar 15, 2004
 
 
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Top Things to Do in Durham

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Durham Castle.

The castle began in 1072 by order of William the Conqueror, today the castle belongs to Durham University. So it has been in use for defence and education. The castle is an UNESCO Heritage site.and is...
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Durham Cathedral

On the cathedral door is this knocker, this one is a copy, the real one is in safe keeping for exhibitions.The door Knocker is famous because in the middle ages, fugitives could use it to get ...
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Walks

It is well-known here on VT that I love to walk, I walk everywhere but generally if I am going out for a day's walking, i normally have it in my head that that is what I am going to do. It is not that...
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Market Place - Market Square

I overestimated the size of Durham's old town and was therefore also surprised to find a small marketplace instead of a larger one. However, the marketplace is nice to see and with all the tourists...
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Around Durham

The Market place is a nice small Square,with statues, the streets are pleasant to wander around,but hilly up and down to the river and cathedral. The Cathedral and Castle are on UNESCO World ...
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Durham Light Infantry Museum & Art Gallery

I had visited the excellent Durham Light Infantry Regimental Museum (see seperate tip on this page) and whilst trying to find my way out, I saw a sign pointing upstairs to the "Durham Art Gallery". I...
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"A trip down memory lane for sourbugger"
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"Daytripping to Durham"
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"Durham"
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