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Half Day Tour of Newcastle

5 (3)
Newcastle upon Tyne, GB

Half Day Tour of Newcastle

5 (3)
Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
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Embark on a captivating journey through the historic city of Newcastle on the Half Day Tour of Newcastle. This three-hour guided walk will take you to the most significant sites, delving into the rich history and fascinating stories that shaped the city. Begin at the Roman fort, witness the grandeur of St. Nicholas Cathedral, and explore Newcastle's Castle, with its tales of Scottish sieges and William Wallace's failed assault. Discover the secrets of Grey's Monument and the renowned Newcastle United football club. Marvel at the ancient Newcastle Town Wall, and immerse yourself in the heritage of Blackfriars Medieval Friary. Don't miss the 19th-century covered market, a hidden gem in the heart of the city. With an expert guide leading the way, this tour is the perfect way to uncover the captivating history and sights of Newcastle, a city that has changed the world. Book your spot today and be transported back in time.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover the history of fighting injustice and Earl Grey's Tea
  • Explore the ancient walls of Newcastle
  • Learn about the Blackfriars Friary and their care for the local people
  • Experience the vibrant and hidden gem of a 19th-century covered market
  • Take a detailed tour of Newcastle's Castle
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks

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More about this experience


Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and captivating sights of Newcastle on this three-hour guided tour. From its origins as a Roman fort to its status as one of the major cities of the Industrial Revolution, Newcastle has a story that will leave you in awe. Led by an experienced guide, you'll explore the city's most significant sites, including the impressive Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas and the historic Newcastle Castle. Dating back to 1080, this castle has witnessed Scottish attacks, including a failed assault by the legendary William Wallace. Discover the rich history and architectural beauty of these iconic landmarks as you stroll through the heart of Newcastle.

What to expect?

During this half-day tour, you can expect a comprehensive exploration of Newcastle's history and highlights. The total duration of the tour is 240 minutes, allowing ample time to delve into the stories and grandeur of this vibrant city. You'll start at Grey's Monument, where you'll learn about the city's fight for justice and the origins of Earl Grey's Tea. From there, you'll visit the Newcastle Town Wall, an ancient structure that protected the city from Scottish invasions for centuries. As you continue, you'll encounter the Blackfriars Medieval Friary, a testament to the care and craftsmanship of the past. Finally, you'll enter Newcastle Castle itself, where your knowledgeable guide will provide a detailed tour of this historic fortress.

Who is this for?

This tour of Newcastle is perfect for anyone with a curious mind and a love for history. Whether you're a local looking to delve deeper into your city's past or a visitor wanting to discover the hidden gems of Newcastle, this experience is for you. The tour is suitable for travelers of all ages and interests. So, whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply someone who enjoys exploring new places, this tour will captivate and educate you.

Why book this?

By joining this tour, you'll gain a unique perspective on the history and culture of Newcastle. Led by an experienced guide, you'll uncover fascinating stories about Earl Grey, the influence of the Industrial Revolution, and the city's resilience against Scottish invasions. This tour offers the opportunity to see the iconic sites up close and personal, engaging all your senses as you immerse yourself in Newcastle's rich history. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you can ask questions, gain insights, and develop a deeper understanding of this remarkable city.

Good to know

It's important to note that the meeting point for this tour is Grey's Monument, where your guide will be waiting in an Iles Tours branded jacket. To enhance your experience, the tour includes entrance to St. Nicholas Cathedral and Newcastle Castle. The tour concludes at the Black Gate, part of Newcastle's Castle, but alternative finishing locations can be arranged upon request. If you're a solo traveler, don't hesitate to contact the tour company for booking details.


Reviews from previous participants praise this tour for its informative and engaging nature. Visitors have commended the guides for their extensive knowledge and passionate storytelling, making the history of Newcastle come alive. Participants also appreciate the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of the city and gain insights from local experts. Overall, reviewers have expressed high satisfaction with their experience on the Newcastle tour, describing it as a must-do activity for history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Grey's Monument

The starting point of our tour. Discover our city's history of fighting injustice and the history of Earl Grey's Tea.

St James' Park

The home of the 'Toon Army' Newcastle United football club.

Admission Not Included

The Newcastle Town Wall

(Pass by)

See the ancient walls of Newcastle that protected the city from the Scots for centuries.

Blackfriars Medieval Friary

Learn about the Blackfriars Friary in Newcastle and their care for the local people, as well as the craft and merchant guilds who purchased the site.

Admission Not Included

Grainger Market

This 19th century covered market is a thriving part of Newcastle and a hidden gem not to be missed.

Newcastle Castle

We will enter and your guide will give a detailed tour of Newcastle's Castle.

Admission Included



5 (3)


I had the pleasure of a 4 Hour + Walking Tour of Newcastle Yesterday covering all the sites from Grainger Town to Newcastle Castle! Alex was amazing and really accomodating with my specific needs being Autistic. His In-depth knowledge is impeccable and I had an amazing time on Tour. I highly recommend Alex and his Tours .... I could go on but I don't need to ... Just experience his Tours for yourself 😃.

Brian P

Alex has an incredible knowledge of Newcastle and its history. His commentary itself was outstanding, but I was blown away when I'd ask him a follow-up question and get another deep, thoughtful response. We covered a lot of ground in the half-day tour, and my group of 5 loved every minute. Alex has an excellent speaking voice, and he made sure to position himself so everyone could hear what he was saying. A terrific day, thanks to Alex. I highly recommend his guiding services if you are in the Newcastle area.


Alex met us promptly at our ship and we immediately got started by seeing a close by portion of Hadrian's Wall. This was followed by an amazing tour of the City and seeing the castle itself. He made the tour exciting for my kids (ages 10 and 13) and they really got a sense of the City and its incredible history! If you are going to Newcastle I highly recommend giving Alex a call!
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2024-04-18 06:55