Innovators of Newcastle

Newcastle and the North East have produced a great number of entrepreneurial individuals over the course of its history. Such prevalent people have ranged from medieval merchant’s and 18th century world traders right the way through to the great inventors and industrialists of the age of heavy industry. Reflected today via modern, digital technology and inventions, this tour will give you a detailed understanding of Newcastle’s entrepreneurs and the modern technological industries happening in and around the city today. You can book the Innovators of Newcastle tour online or by getting in touch with us today.

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The Tour beings at Monument and moves along to Pilgrim Street. We then take a short detour to Caralol square and Campus North before headed down High Bridge Street East and then to the Bigg market and Groat Market. We then walk down Collingwood Street and Westgate Road to Forth Street. We will stop on Forth Bank before passing the Life Centre and Central Station. The tour will then proceed up Pink Lane and cross onto the Western Town wall and from there to Newcastle Science City before returning to Gallowgate and then Earl Grey’s Monument where the tour will finish.


The start of the tour will be From Grey’s Monument which can be found on Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Drop Off

The end of the tour will be at Grey’s Monument which can be found on Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Things To Bring

For the tour, Iles Tours always suggest that you dress warmly with waterproofs as the weather is always changeable. Please do bring a camera to capture moments on the tour.


Locations that will be seen and a part of the Historical tour are: Granger Town, Campus North, The Core & Newcaslte Science City, The Stephenson Works, Central Station, The Town Walls, The Lit and Phil and the Mining Institute.

Additional Info

Iles Tours would like to inform you that the terrain on the tour can be uneven and hilly due to Newcastle’s natural topography.

Cancellation Policy

Iles Tours operates a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to make a tour, please contact Iles Tours within 24 hours of a tour being scheduled and we will refund your purchase. Any Cancellations on the day, will sadly not be refunded.