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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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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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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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Belsay Hall

A two storey Tudor mansion was added to the west side of the old castle at Belsay, and later the mansion was given a Jacobean west wing, both are now ruinous, but well worth viewing. The old hall was...
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Views and viewpoints

The breeze on the Tyne during our visit was not condusive to one of my longed for reflection shots so I had to settle for this view of the Tyne Bridge in the glass window on the viewing terrace of the...
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The Quayside

The 1990's saw the transformation of the derlict docks on the east quayside of Newcastle to the modern splendour of today with the Batic Art Centre linked by the blinking Gateshead Millenium Bridge...
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Pubs and clubs

Newcastle is full of great pubs and you're bound to find several you like as there's somethng for every taste. The mood changes depending on the time of day and week. On a Saturday the pubs are...
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Newcastle United Football Club

Although present-day fans may not know the name as well, Jackie Milburn was as big a hero at St James’ Park in his day as Alan Shearer in his, and today he is commemorated with this statue near the...
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Earl Grey's Monument

Grey's Monument, standing 135 feet high at the centre of Newcastle's shopping area has been a landmark meeting place for locals and visitors since its erection in 1838. It was built to commemorate the...
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Tyne Bridge

This is THE bridge that everyone associates with Newcastle. It took 3 years to build and was opened by King George V in October 1928. 7,000 tons of steelwork have gone into this bridge which is 193 ft...
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Angel of the North, Gateshead

Variously described as "inspiring" and a potential death-trap for passing motorists, the 150-tonne body and wings stands on the site of the pithead baths of the former Team Valley colliery on...
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Castle Keep and Black Gate

The Castle Keep - the 'New Castle' from which the city takes it's name. Built in 1080 of wood, it was rebuilt in stone around 1168. Most of the castle complex was dismantled in 1809 and all that...
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Millennium Bridge

Stricly speaking it's Gateshead's bridge (that's the town on the other bank - they paid for it!). Basically it links the two quaysides, and Gateshead is also building an arts centre into the old and...
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Newcastle Brown Ale

Scottish and Newcastle Breweries (now Scottish Courage, so losing the "Newcastle" part, which is a real shame) are based in Newcastle and Edinburgh. Their Newcastle site, which includes both offices...
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Tyne bridges - all

Seeing the view of all those bridges was something I'd wanted to see for ages - it really does symbolise Newcastle. The 7 bridges that can be seen from the Gateshead Quayside are: Gateshead Millennium...
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City Walls

In the Middle Ages, Newcastle was an important outpost in the far reaches of the English kingdom. It's not surprising that it was heavily fortified for protection against those people to the North....
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City Centre Shopping - general

Newcastle has a great shopping centre with Eldon Square being the most impressive area for shopping. In winter you must take time out to go and look at the Christmas display in the window of Fenwicks....
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Top Things to Do in Tyne and Wear

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Newcastle Castle

If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you’ll want to see in Newcastle is the building that gives the city its name - so what can you expect? Well firstly, don’t expect a Bamburgh or...
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Quayside

The River Tyne has always been at the heart of Newcastle’s prosperity and a walk along The Quayside is a must for any visitor to the city. The Romans built the first bridge of any consequence across...
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Chinatown and Stowell Street

UPDATE May 2016: extra photo added Newcastle’s small Chinatown is centred on Stowell Street, home to many Chinese restaurants and a few supermarkets. While small compared to those in other cities it...
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Angel of the North, Gateshead

In my opinion, this was created by a very keen but mediocre amateur who was fortunate in having an extremely gifted professional agent working for him. The side view works but any other view reveals...
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BALTIC, Gateshead

The Baltic isn't technically in Newcastle but in Gateshead; however it is just across the river and easily visited on foot (crossing the Millennium Bridge) or by public transport (Quaylink bus #1),...
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Millennium Bridge

I’ve already described the Millennium Bridge in another tip, so this will be one of my shortest reviews ever. http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/245b66/ All I need to say is that if the...
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"WHERE’S THE FOG ON THE TYNE?"
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"UNDER CONSTRUCTION - MORE SOON !"
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"Tyne & Wear"
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