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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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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Beamish Museum

When I first heard the name of this museum I thought it was a museum about beer as Beamish is a popular stout in Ireland. However, this particular Beamish refers to the town near Newcastle and the...
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Angel of the North, Gateshead

The Angel of the North is probably the most famous outdoor sculpture in England. It was funded by National Lottery money and created by the Turner Prize winning sculptor, Antony Gormley. The steel...
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Ouseburn

Update August 2014: some photos replaced In recent years the development that first started around the central part of the Quayside has spread eastwards, and the area around where the smaller...
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The Vampire Rabbit

To see a real Newcastle curiousity you should explore the lanes immediately around and behind the Cathedral. Here, above a door of the 1901 Cathedral Buildings, is a gargoyle nicknamed the Vampire...
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Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay is Newcastle's downmarket seaside suburb. During the 1980's, when Harry Enfield was funny, he created a character called Loadsmoney. He was based on an Essex plasterer who made his wads...
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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle is a magnificent coastal castle completely restored in 1900. The castle displays a wonderful collection of china, porcelain, paintings, furniture, paintings as well as arms and armour....
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Tynemouth

Another meeting. Another overnight trip to Newcastle. When I arrived in the late afternoon it was warm and almost sunny, so after checking into the hotel I decided to take the Metro to The Coast. I...
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City Walls

The North East’s most famous wall is of course that built by and named after the Roman Emperor Hadrian, which starts (or finishes!) here in Newcastle, at Wallsend. But Newcastle has its own wall...
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Northumberland's coast and castles

When we want to get a good dose of sea air, one of our favourite short trips is to Druridge Bay. It is far less developed and more wild than the seaside resorts closer to town, such as Whitley Bay or...
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Hadrian's Wall

A longstanding wish was fulfilled in August ’16. A visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Bits of the wall can be found all around the Hexham/Corbridge part of Northumberland and we visited Chester’s Fort. We had...
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Durham

Durham is only 12 minutes by train from Newcastle. £7.20 for an off peak return. Having passed through (on a train) or by (in the car) countless times, eventually I paid it a visit. I was in...
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Sailors’ Bethel

If you are walking along the Quayside east of the bridges your eye is very likely to be drawn upwards to the sight of the slim spire of the Sailors’ Bethel. Climb cobbled Horatio Street for a closer...
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Gateshead

This is a place hidden from the standard, tourist routs in Newcastle. It is situated in a very quiet neighbourhood. Just on top of the hill on the Gateshead side of the river Tyne. From this spot you...
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Museums at Newcastle University

There are three museums in the grounds of Newcastle University which you can visit for free. The Hatton gallery is probably the best known of these though we decided to go see the Museum of...
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Top Hotels in Newcastle upon Tyne

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15-25 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW
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Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 2EY, United Kingdom
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97-103 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 2TJ, United Kingdom
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St James Gate, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7JH, United Kingdom
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Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DX, United Kingdom
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Gallowgate, NE1 4SD
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Top Things to Do in Newcastle upon Tyne

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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Newcastle upon Tyne Writers

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toonsarah

"A city and its river"
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stevezero

"Many Bridges To Cross"
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sourbugger

"It's a different land"
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sandysmith

"Newcastle"
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dazherg

"The Toon"
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