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Grey's Monument

26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey Street. In addition to being a great place to meet, Newcastle City Guides open this iconic monument on a number of days throughout the year. Join us on a climb of 164 steps and take in great views of Newcastle's city centre and beyond.
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26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Well you learn something new every day. This monument is found at the top of Grey St ( surprise surprise) and celebrates Earl Grey who did a lot more important things than just be associated with perfumed tea. It's a bit like Nelson's Column in...More

Thank JJOH
Reviewed 3 days ago

this statue of earl grey is a must see it very well situated too close too the granger indoor market and thetheatre royal and the eldon shopping centre

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Coming out from the main entrance to the train station, the statue hits you straightaway at the top of the street facing you. Very popular with locals & tourists alike sitting on its steps to have lunch.

Thank david n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The base of the monument is usually a meeting place for many. Can be very busy at lunchtime and weekends. popular place for protesters to congregate, nothing heavy but avoid if there is some demo on.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right at the top of grey street, it's an impressive sight, you can't miss it! Well worth a look. Built to commemorate earl grey.

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Like a beacon on which you can focus To find the right metro entry. A beautiful high statue from Mr Earl Grey , premier in the UK and Well known of the earl Grey tea . Nice to look at Wikipedia for more .........

Thank Anja K
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This great monument to Charles Grey (2nd Earl Grey) is a Grade 1 listed monument and stands at the heart of Newcastle city centre, at the top of Grey street and next to Monument Metro station. The steps of the monument are a popular meeting...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Impressive monument standing at the junction of Grey Street and Grainger Street, two of Newcastle's most historic streets.

Thank Dakles
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Its a landmark, handy to look out for if youre not sure what street you are in. Seemed to be a hangout for ne'er do wells when we were there.

Thank Gail T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This historic monument is easily accessible and very central it is a good talking point and a great spot to meet if you are on a day out with friends go off do your own thing then meet up again

Thank plummys2900
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