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Newcastle History Tour

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  • 2 Hours
  • Grade: Easy
  • From £22

Delve into the City’s History on this Newcastle Sightseeing Tour

Trace the story of Newcastle from its Roman roots to the present day. A popular tour and the perfect introduction to this historic city.

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 Newcastle’s Roman, Norman, and mercantile history; and 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 Newcastle’s vibrant atmosphere, rooted in the famously friendly nature of the ‘Geordie’ locals. Find out more details below, but if you have any questions about this Newcastle history tour, or any of our Newcastle Tours, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A Newcastle Sightseeing Tour Steeped in History

Newcastle is a city steeped in history, with fascinating stories around every corner. This means that this Newcastle history tour is a brilliant way to get to know the city. You will learn about Newcastle’s past, but you will also learn about its present, helping you spot several locations you may like to explore in more detail once the tour is over. We’re especially proud of our customer reviews here at Iles Tours, so please give them a read if you want to know whether we’re the right tour company for you. And if you’re looking for similar tours, you may like to check out our Old Newcastle Tour as well.

Pickup & Drop Off

The tour will both start and finish at Grey’s Monument, which can be found on Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Departure Time

10am | 2pm | 4pm

What to Bring

  • Clothing for any weather (this is England, after all!)
  • Shoes you’re comfortable walking in
  • A camera to capture photos of your favourite sights

Before you Come

  • We’ll need a mobile/cell phone number that we can contact you on in case of any last-minute changes on the day of your tour
  • Let us know if you have any disabilities within your group (e.g. wheelchair use, vision impairment) and we will make the necessary arrangements
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines.
  • We ask customers to wear a face covering inside buildings.
  • Your guide will not shake your hand during the tour for mutual safety.
  • For all other COVID-19 information please visit ‘Keeping you safe’

If you Need to Cancel

  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation
  • Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
  • Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation
  • No-shows will be charged the full price