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Gory Walking Tour of Newcastle

  • 90-minute gory walking tour of Newcastle
  • Uncover Newcastle’s dark past and hear about the city’s most notorious ghosts, criminals and gangsters
  • Admire the historic buildings along Dean Street and the Quayside
Gory Walking Tour of Newcastle
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Dare to discover the dark secrets of Newcastle on this spine-chilling 90-minute walking tour. Hear tales of Newcastle’s ghosts, criminals and gangsters as you walk along Dean Street, Quayside and High Bridge Street, and see sights like Earl Grey's Monument, Castle Keep and Bigg Market.
What to Expect
Your 90-minute walking tour begins at Earl Grey's Monument, located in the city center of Newcastle upon Tyne. Follow your guide down Grey Street for a chilling introduction to how medicine was practiced in the past. Arriving at Dean Street you will stop at the site of the old Turf Hotel, then continue on foot to Quayside, home to both notorious and sympathetic characters.
Along the way, listen to blood-curdling tales of criminals, surgeons of low moral standard, and those who summoned or claimed to resurrect spirits from the dead. 
After walking along narrow streets for a glimpse into the lives of Newcastle's former citizens, proceed with your guide to the area of Dog Bank. The route then rejoins Dean Street and proceeds to Castle Keep and then to Bigg Market past St. Nicholas. You then head along High Bridge Street and finish at the monument where your tour began. 
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2019
the tour to take

Alex was a great guide and had such great knowledge of the city and its history. It was clear that he had a genuine interest and knowledge rather than just reading facts off a paper. It also gave me some interesting facts I could dazzle...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Yohanna J
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Fun, educational and spooky!!!

Went along as a last minute booking last winter and was very impressed with the whole set up. The group was taken out spot on time, the guide was very informative and the walk itself was very atmospheric. Not one of those OTT tours I...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank deepfreezefanlee
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Wonderful time!

By all means, go with Iles tours over the local city tour, who actually treated us a bit rudely. Iles is very knowledgeable, courteous, and respectful of others. I learned a great deal in two hours, and he was able to tailor the tour to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank David P
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile
Walking Tour

This was an excellent walking tour. Alexandre did a great job of telling many facts and stories. He was very knowledgeable. You will know a lot of Newcastle history when you are done

2  Thank charlotteg451
Reviewed 30 April 2018
Very Fascinating

This was a really enjoyable tour around Newcastle. Learnt about many great historical figures and stories from the Newcastle past, all of which were extremely interesting. Alexander has a genuine passion for the city and its history, and this helps to make the tour as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Scott M
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24 June 2018|
Response from charlotteg451 | Reviewed this property |
I believe most of it could be. There are stairs that we took,but I think he is flexible to suit your needs, if you make him aware of prior.
Harriet A
24 May 2018|
Response from charlotteg451 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but you could ask him. He appears to be very flexible.