Experience a thousand years of history inside Newcastle’s cathedral and castle. Discover the city’s inventions and people that have changed the world.
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 and this half-day tour of Newcastle is a great way to get the most out of your time here. You will hear all the best bits on this four-hour guided walk of Newcastle, while visiting many of the city’s most significant sites. We’ll take you inside the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas and then Newcastle’s Castle – both parts of the historic core of the city. Read more about the tour below, and choose the best time to suit you from the available start times. If you have any questions about this half-day tour of Newcastle, or about our other tours of Newcastle, please feel free to get in touch.
Built in 1080 by one of the sons of William the Conqueror, Newcastle’s Castle has defended against Scottish attacks, including a failed assault by William Wallace (of Braveheart fame). St. Nicholas Cathedral church is first mentioned in 1092 and developed as the primary parish in Newcastle.
This tour is a great way to immerse yourself in the history and sights of Newcastle, to discover how the city has changed the world! If you have a little less time but you’re still interested in learning about Newcastle, you may like to check out our Newcastle history tour.
The tour will begin and end at Grey’s Monument which can be found on Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
9am | 1pm