Guided tour

Newcastle: Historical Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Iles Tours

Newcastle: Historical Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Iles Tours

From US$ 33.89 per person

Immerse yourself in Newcastle’s rich past and architecture on a 2-hour walking tour around its historical highlights.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Trace the story of Newcastle from its Roman roots to the present day
  • Get a perfect introduction to this historic city
  • Admire Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, and the Castle Keep
Full description
Discover the historical highlights of Newcastle on a walking tour. As you stroll, learn about the city’s Roman, Norman and mercantile history. Admire Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, the Castle Keep, and more. Hear about the Victorian entrepreneurs who made Newcastle an Industrial Revolution powerhouse, and discover churches, hidden stairways, and a medieval monastery. Take in the revamped Quayside, where cutting-edge venues overlook the River Tyne, and absorb the city’s vibrant atmosphere, rooted in the famously friendly natures of the "Geordie" locals.
  • 2-hour guided tour of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Your guide will send you a text message shortly before the tour starts. They will be standing at the top of Grey Street near the Grey Street Opticians. We look forward to meeting you shortly. Best wishes, Alex

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • Tours can be customised for wheelchair users and those with vision impairment
    • When booking, be sure to enter a mobile phone number and/or email that you will have access to on the day of the tour
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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    Alex is a fantastic tour guide. Due to the current circumstances I was the only customer which made the tour in Newcastle even more special to me. His knowledge together with this huge passion about the history of that city is an unbeatable combination. Listening to Alex made me think that Newcastle is one of the most interesting as well as important cities in terms of the past of England. He did patiently answer all of my questions and when I left I was totally fascinated by what I just learned. When you're looking for a tour guide who loves his job - Alex is the one you're looking for! His services are outstanding - so yes, I highly recommend booking a tour with Alex.

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    May 8, 2021

    Alex was very knowledgable and made the tour interesting. He paced the route perfect for everyone.

    September 3, 2020

    Alex was awesome on this chilly winters morning. Lots of local knowledge shared giving us insights to the history of the toon. Good pace, not too hurried, well worth the experience and recommend to anyone considering!

    December 22, 2019

    Product ID: 171171