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Visited the tunnel with my girlfriend. Fantastic tour at a great price. Tour guides are friendly... read more

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U3127XPlukes
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Brilliant school trip for Year 6!

The whole trip was thoroughly enjoyable. All children and staff were engaged in the activities and... read more

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Guided tours of the fully preserved 19th century coal waggonway and WW2 air-raid shelter. Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be booked online through our website or by telephone during office hours. Tours every week on most days, check the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the tunnel with my girlfriend. Fantastic tour at a great price. Tour guides are friendly, entertaining and informative. What they don’t know about the tunnel isn’t worth knowing. The tunnel is in a fantastic location in Ouseburn with other great things around it if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

The whole trip was thoroughly enjoyable. All children and staff were engaged in the activities and eager to listen. They enjoyed a visit to the tunnel and a classroom workshop with Basil, who had so much to share with the children. The staff members at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked this to take my 8 year old grandson. Not much to do with children, my grandson wanted to come out after 15 minutes. They need something to engage with children while walking along.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pauline w
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just back from a family of 5 visit, really enjoyed it, fascinating history, improvised Christmas pieces (reindeer snot on the walls...), Santa, jokes, edible coal. The volunteers do a wonderful job staying in character and joking with our kids. Everyone who lives in Newcastle should...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of the special 1943 Santa's visit to the Victoria Tunnel. Santa and his wonderful team of volunteer guides are delighted that you and your family were fascinated by the jokes, reindeer snot and all. Your recommendation to others to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the tunnel with my scout troop and they were fascinated from start to finish. The tunnel has so much history and the guides really bring this to life. Well worth a visit.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ANorthernTM
CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for bringing your scout troop to the fantastic Victoria Tunnel. We are proud of our heritage and how our wonderful guides bring history to life. We hope you will tell other scout troops how good it is and especially the memorial in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to visit when your friend come to see you. You can visit with kids it's really interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank emmawook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took advantage of the NE1 24 doors of Christmas which was a free tour of part of the tunnel The staff are in character from the beginning and dressed in full replica costumes and even carry their ID cards and ration books, very realistic Your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ndw78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took advantage of the the 21 doors of Christmas which is put on in conjunction with NE1. It was a 30 minute tour which was fascinating with great, knowledgeable guides. 30 minutes was just not enough and I will definitely be booking onto the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve1012
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned so many new facts about Newcastle on this tour that I had no idea about previously. Our tour guide Pete was very knowledgable and enthusiastic and made the history of the tunnel very much come alive with personal accounts of people who lived...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kinedi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited the Victoria Tunnels for the Santy 1943 tour and had a fantastic time! The volunteers were really friendly and made us laugh, not breaking character the whole time. A great way of getting into the Christmas spirit, whether for children...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine N
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Vony18
31 October 2018|
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Response from grahamb461 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s 1 and a quarter miles out and the same back. The floor of the tunnel is clean dry and level. There are wooden benches half way but if you could get hold of a hunting stick that opens into a seat, it would be... More
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Adrian P
30 August 2018|
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