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Welcome to Newcastle – starting as a Roman Fort and growing to become one of the major cities of the industrial revolution; Newcastle has a fantastic story to tell. We will provide this through a guided walk of Newcastle showing you the key sites of the city over a full day. We will take you to the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas and then Newcastle’s Castle as a part of the tour. These historic buildings are a key part of the historic core of the city. Newcastle’s Castle dates from 1080, built by one of the sons of William the Conqueror, the castle has defended against Scottish attacks including a failed assault by William Wallace! St. Nicholas Cathedral church is first mentioned in 1092 and developed as the primary parish in Newcastle. This tour will take you around the core of Newcastle and includes entrances to the castle and Cathedral and areas where the industrial revolution occurred which have shaped much of Newcastle.
This tour is a whole day tour. During the tour we will enter Newcastle Castle which due to its historic mature is not fully accessible to customers with disabilities – please contact us for further details. All weather clothing will be required and walking shoes. There will be a lunch break at Dog Leap Cafe inside St. Nicholas Cathedral during the tour. The terrain of Newcastle can be steep and uneven this tour may be unsuitable for those who are recovering from injuries or do not feel comfortable on longer distance walks. If you have any other questions please do contact us.
The start of the tour will be from Grey’s Monument which can be found on Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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: The Quayside, The Swing and Tyne Bridge, The Castle Keep, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Blackfriars, The Town Walls, The Assembly Rooms, The Stephenson Monument and The Earl Grey’s Monument.
Iles Tours would like to inform you that the terrain on the tour can be uneven and hilly due to Newcastle’s natural topography.
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.