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Newcastle History Tour provided by Iles Tours

Newcastle History Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
  • Choose between morning and afternoon departures to suit your schedule
What to expect
  • Greet your guide 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 ends.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Choose between morning and afternoon departures to suit your schedule
What to expect
  • Greet your guide 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 ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10078P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Newcastle Castle
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK We meet customers at Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Your guide will be stood at the top of Grey Street next to the Pret A Manger cafe at the top of Grey Street. We will send you a text message reminder fifteen minutes prior to the tour. Please call if you have any questions.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
  • For customers joining us from cruises from the port of Tyne please use the Metro System and take the metro to the 'Monument' metro stop, this is where the tour begins.
  • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
  • For all other COVID-19 information please visit our website: https://ilestours.co.uk/keeping-you-safe/
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Newcastle Castle
Departure details
  • 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK We meet customers at Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Your guide will be stood at the top of Grey Street next to the Pret A Manger cafe at the top of Grey Street. We will send you a text message reminder fifteen minutes prior to the tour. Please call if you have any questions.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
  • For customers joining us from cruises from the port of Tyne please use the Metro System and take the metro to the 'Monument' metro stop, this is where the tour begins.
  • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
  • For all other COVID-19 information please visit our website: https://ilestours.co.uk/keeping-you-safe/
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
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Neil F
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK34 contributions
Fantastic Tour!
Oct 2021
Thanks Alex we had a great time on your Newcastle tour, I hadn't realised just how much I didn't know about my home town and the views from the top of Grey's Monument were amazing. And Lord Grey was so much more than just the tea bloke... who knew! Lovely informative tour, relaxed and friendly
Written 3 October 2021
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AlexanderIles
Thank you, Neil! Very glad you enjoyed the tour!
Written 4 October 2021
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Nicola&Graeme
Durham, UK17 contributions
Great afternoon
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a fabulous afternoon. We learned so much about a beautiful City we live so close too. Weve already enquired about the Durham walk. Alex is professional, courteous and SOOOOO incredibly knowledgeable. Thank you again. We would highly recommend his tours.
Written 24 September 2021
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AlexanderIles
Thank you! I really enjoyed the tour and look forward to showing you Durham soon, Best wishes, Alex
Written 25 September 2021
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SasJackson
Leigh, UK78 contributions
An excellent tour of Newcastle
Having never spent more than half a day in the city previously, we thought a walking tour would be a great introduction to this wonderful place. We read the reviews of the tour beforehand and were really pleased that we chose it. Alex is a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable and passionate about the lovely city of Newcastle and generally an all round nice guy. I inadvertently booked the wrong date for the tour originally and Alex was very accommodating in changing it to the right day. If we ever come back we would definitely book one of his tours, he does about 12 different ones. Thanks again Alex
Written 18 October 2020
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AlexanderIles
Thank you for this review and I was happy to help, glad you had a great visit to the region and hope to see you again in the future, Alex.
Written 19 October 2020
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JamesJ
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK3 contributions
Brilliant and insightful
Feb 2020 • Solo
Well worth the experience for my first time moving to Newcastle. Glad to have learnt so much about my new home town
Written 7 October 2020
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AlexanderIles
I am very glad it was such a good experience for you! Enjoy living in the best city in the UK! Alex
Written 9 October 2020
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Rhian W
Kent, UK19 contributions
A fun, interesting tour.
Sep 2020
This was my first visit to Newcastle and this tour was the perfect way to find out a lot about the city in a short time. Alex had a vast knowledge of history and his enthusiasm for this wonderful city certainly came across. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to a visitor like me or someone who lives in the city as it was so interesting and great fun.
Written 24 September 2020
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AlexanderIles
I am delighted that you had such a good time and thank you for this review! Safe travels and best wishes, Alex
Written 25 September 2020
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Viltė G
Grantham, UK7 contributions
Great tour!
Amazing tour. Guide Alex was just amazing, really enjoyed few hours of your tour. Highly recommend to everyone to have tour on first days.
Written 1 September 2020
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AlexanderIles
Thank you, I very much enjoyed the tour as well - you were a very engaging group! Safe travels!
Written 2 September 2020
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Ian S
London28 contributions
An interesting and fun tour
Aug 2020 • Family
We booked a tour at short notice with Alex and he was very helpful. The tour we did was interesting and well-paced. We’d recommend this for any visitors to Newcastle.
Written 17 August 2020
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AlexanderIles
I very much enjoyed showing your family around Newcastle - a lot of fun and I was happy to do it at short notice! Have a great rest of your holiday and safe travels.
Written 18 August 2020
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Rebecca H
Warrington, UK14 contributions
Highly recommended - excellent.
Aug 2020
Absolutely excellent - stunningly knowledgeable, interesting and professional guide. Highly recommended.
Written 14 August 2020
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AlexanderIles
Thank you for this review, it does mean a lot and it's very much appreciated. Hope you had a great rest of your visit to Newcastle!
Written 15 August 2020
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Sn0wLe0pard
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Newcastle History Tour
Mar 2020
We did the Newcastle History Tour.

Fascinating tales mixed with viewing of some glorious architecture.

Alex Iles, the guide, is punctual, extremely knowledgeable, passionate about his work and good company.

The two hours for the tour is just about the right length - not too short but not tedious either.

Highly recommended, especially as an introduction to Newcastle for first time visitors.
Written 15 March 2020
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AlexanderIles
Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed your tour and had a great time showing you Newcastle as well! Best wishes, Alex
Written 16 March 2020
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Ash H
1 contribution
Amazing!!!!
Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked this for my dads birthday. Sandy’s knowledge was mind blowing. This is the second time we have done this tour and we loved it just as much 2nd time round. We learned new facts and just really had a fantastic time learning about our wonderful city. Thank you Sandy for your patience, I know we were loud!!! 😬 Can’t wait to book the Gore Tour next 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Written 18 January 2020
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AlexanderIles
Thank you, It really enjoyed your tour! You were a lot of fun to show around and its the only time on a tour when I have had to ask a two customers to 'please wait for a second' because I could not answer two questions at the same time! I look forward to seeing you on the Gory Tour, Best wishes, Alex
Written 27 January 2020
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Great Durham History Tour
I enjoyed the historic tour of Durham with Alexander Iles (Iles Tours). He provided a whole raft of information abo
victorian986
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Fantastic
I recently did a tour of Northumberland Street and Grey's Monument led by Alex. He is such a gentleman and so full
E8253SUannc
E8253SUannc
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Tour of swing bridge
Alex our guide had lots of knowledge about the history of Newcastle. He was very interesting and informative. We r
Scook84
Scook84
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Great relaxed tour
Really great tour hosted by Alex. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and our tour was just the right length, cul
gillianm961
gillianm961
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Excellent walking tour
Alex was informative and knowledgeable but most of interested and interesting. We learned lots about Newcastle's hi
sarahgreener74
sarahgreener74
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From 11 to 77 we all learned something new…
Alex has an amazing knowledge of local history and brings each location of his tour to life with an abundance of fa
Worldtraveller1939
Worldtraveller1939
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Newcastle Grey's Monument and walking tour
This was an excellent walking tour from the Haymarket and ending with a visit to the top of Grey's Monument. Alex,
lindamarie1112
lindamarie1112
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Very interesting
Excellent guided tour of Northumberland St and Monument. Great insights into my home city, realising how little I k
Tw1nkletoes
Tw1nkletoes
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Great experience
Excellent tour with a friendly knowledgeable guide. A unique opportunity to climb up the historic Grey’s Monument.
2Tinyhands
2Tinyhands
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Wonderful experience
We did the Northumberland street and Grey’s monument tour. It was wonderful. We took our very young daughters along
B6068NYlesleys
B6068NYlesleys
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Earl Grey’s Monument walking tour
Loved the Earl Grey’s monument tour yesterday, starting at Haymarket walking down Northumberland Street I didn’t re
HKeating2000
HKeating2000
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All-round fantastic tour!
Alex was a fantastic tour guide, he was very friendly and had plenty of interesting and at times humorous facts abo
jkkjb18
jkkjb18
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Fantastic Walking Tour with Grey’s Monument
Fantastic walking tour of Northumberland Street culminating in a trip up Grey’s Monument. Alex was outstanding, so
StanfromStoke
StanfromStoke
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Anazing
Alex is the star of the show with his enthusiasm, knowledge and great delivery of the facts/information. I can not
zabaman
zabaman
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Historical Delight
Alex certainly knows a great deal, Talking through the history of the place and the various settlers as well as the
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