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Old Newcastle Walking Tour

The Old Newcastle walking tour is our most popular short walking tour of Newcastle. This tour in an hour will help you to scratch beneath the surface of the northern city to discover its history. With our guide, you’ll go right into the historical heart of Newcastle to learn how the original settlement developed into the city it is today. You will learn about St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle’s Castle,  the Black Gate, and the Bigg Market, which was one of the city’s thriving medieval markets. The tour will tell cover from the end of the Ice age to the modern day and show you some of the key sites of the historic core of the city. Several start times are available when you book.


The Tour beings at The Redhouse on the Quayside. We will walk along to the High Level Bridge and then back along the Quayside to the Millennium Bridge where the tour will end completing the tour.


The start of the tour will be from The Black Gate, Castle Garth which can be found near Newcastle Castle, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Drop Off

The end of the tour will be at Newcastle’s Castle.

Things To Bring

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


Locations that will be seen and a part of the Old Newcastle tour are: Newcastle’s Castle, St. Nicholas Cathedral, The Bigg Market, The Literary and Philosophical society.

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.