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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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St Nicholas Cathedral Tips (13)

From a 'Toon' to a City

England’s most northerly cathedral is easily recognisable by its Lantern Tower, which for some 500 years was a navigation point for vessels on the River Tyne.The Normans built the first church around...
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EasyMalc
May 23, 2015

Newcastle Cathedral

In keeping with a city once dependent on its fishing, shipbuilding and access to the sea, Newcastle's cathedral is dedicated to St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and boats. But it protected...
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antistar
Nov 26, 2014

St Nicholas

Started in the 11th century, this small cathedral got its final look in the 19th, with most of its elements coming from the 14th and 15th.The most remarkable detail is the top of the tower, a lantern...
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solopes
Apr 26, 2014

The Cathedral

The cathedral is named after St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and boats. It was originally a parish church, built in 1091, but this was destroyed in a fire in 1216. It was rebuilt in 1359 and...
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Britannia2
Sep 18, 2012

St Nicholas Cathedral

It's the Crown Spire of this cathedral built mainly in the 14th and 15th centuries which is it's most striking feature. This spire has apparently acted to help ship navigation in the past when it...
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zadunajska8
Mar 13, 2012

St Nicholas Cathedral

It was a Sunday morning when I stumbled on this church (I was in Subway across the street munching my lunch).That meant I could only see the outside, as the inside would be given over to that...
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iaint
Aug 27, 2008

Newcastle Cathedral

Newcastle Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, North East England. Its full title is The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas Newcastle upon Tyne. It is the...
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bwk_michael
Sep 13, 2007

St Nicholas’ Cathedral

This Anglican cathedral is one of two in the city (the other being the Roman Catholic St Mary’s). It was built in 1359 and became a cathedral in 1882. Its most noticeable feature is its unusual...
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toonsarah
Apr 14, 2007

Cathedral

Newcastle’s Cathedral is a haven of solitude amidst a busy city. It’s on St. Nicholas street, near the castle and is open to visitors daily. We visited late on a Monday afternoon, just before we...
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barryg23
Feb 25, 2007

St Nicholas Cathedral

St Nicholas Cathedral is a prominent sight of the Newcastle skyline with its lantern styled tower which was added in 1470. Previous churches have existed on this site since the Norman times. The...
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keeweechic
Aug 15, 2006

St Nicholas Cathedral

An important religious building in the city is the Church of St Nicholas. The church has a 65m high crown spire, dating from 1470. The Church of St Nicholas, then became St Nicholas Cathedral in 1882...
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stevezero
Mar 19, 2006

Visit St Nicholas Cathedral.

This is one of the smallest cathedrals in Britain. Inside there are the remains of an 11thcentury church on which todays 14th and 15th century building is founded. The cathedrals most striking feature...
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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Newcastle upon Tyne

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Blackfriars

Tucked away behind the popular Gate entertainment complex is this lovely peaceful haven amid the bustle of the city. A grassy square dotted with traces of ruined buildings is surrounded on three sides...
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Centre for Life

The Centre for Life opened in Newcastle back in the year 2000, but we have only just got round to visiting. Our perception had been that this is largely a place for children and families, rather than...
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Grey Street

The image of Newcastle as a shipbuilding city with a party town atmosphere tends to hide the fact that it has some wonderful classical buildings, especially in the area known as Grainger Town....
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Haymarket

Also known as The Response, this is one of the most impressive war memorials in the country. It was commissioned by a local couple, Sir George and Lady Renwick, and given to the city of Newcastle in...
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Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Newcastle is one of the most famous theatre’s in the country and in its 170 year history has played host to the biggest names in dance, drama, music and comedy. Theatre Royal presents...
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St Andrew's Church

I spotted this church when I was visiting Newcastle. It is not far from St James’ park (home of Newcastle United) Greek Orthodox services are held here once a month. This is the oldest church in...
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Getting to Newcastle upon Tyne

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