Newcastle Historical Tour

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Newcastle Historical Tour

Our most popular Newcastle walking tour, the Historical tour helps you to Immerse yourself in Newcastle’s rich past and handsome architecture on a 2-hour walking tour around its historical highlights. As you stroll, learn about the city’s Roman, Norman and mercantile history.  On This tour, you can 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. The tour is available at 10 am or 2 pm daily.  This Newcastle walking tour is the best way to see Newcastle for the first time.


The Tour beings at Monument and moves down Grey and Dean Street. It then proceeds along the Quayside going up the Broad Chare onto Dog Bank and All Saints Church. Going under the A1 underpass, down onto Dean Street and up Dog Leap Stairs. This leads to the Castle Keep. From the Castle the tour goes up St. Nicholas’s Street then to the Groat and Bigg Market. From here the tour continues back to The Monument, completing the tour.


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: 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.

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.