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Victoria Tunnel

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
+44 191 230 4210
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When in Newcastle a Must visit

Read about these tunnels a few months ago so was our list when we visited recently. Pre booked on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
onholidayalways
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Amazing Visit

Really interesting visit and definitely not to be missed. The volunteers running the tour were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
marcouk76
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London, United Kingdom
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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 website for details.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“air raid shelter” (121 reviews)
“hour tour” (96 reviews)
“hard hat” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
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+44 191 230 4210
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Read about these tunnels a few months ago so was our list when we visited recently. Pre booked on line, almost essential. Tunnels originally built as a wagon way to transport coal from pit to river(for onward transportation). Used as shelter during the war. torch...More

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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your fantastic review. Thanks for your recommendation and tip about walking to 55 Lime Street to meet the guides via Newcastle Quayside, especially as its a delightful walk and preparations are starting in advance of the Great North Exhibition along the river...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really interesting visit and definitely not to be missed. The volunteers running the tour were really nice and informative. Upon entrance you get given a torch and hard hat (which is very much needed as I bumped my head a few times!); there are some...More

1  Thank marcouk76
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Who knew this existed, we stumbled across this by chance when looking for things to do in Newcastle for a weekend. We did the 2 hours tour which was very informative and very good value for money. Hard hats and torches are provided and Terry...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tour! 1) who knew it even existed and 2) who knew history could be so exciting! We did the 2 hour tour where a local lass talked us through the war era and on the way back a man explained the original use...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been here yesterday, great place with fantastic guides very knowledgable. My only problem is that you cant walk the full length as northumbrian water uses a big part as a storm drain, and then further on only guides can go through. This should be advertised...More

Thank Bobby C
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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing the Victoria Tunnel following your recent tour. We are delighted that you confirm that it was a great place to visit with fantastic guides. I'm disappointed as you that we can't walk the full 2.5 miles of the original route, unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just been on the 2 hr tour today. What an interesting place. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone. The tour guides Pete and Clare were lovely and friendly, they made it fun but informative. Amazing finding out about history right on your doorstep....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I picked this tour, as it was the No.1 rated tour on TripAdvisor. Now I know why that is the case!! There was around 15 people on my tour. Our guides were Pete, Paul and Bruce. What I did not realise, was at the beginning...More

2  Thank Donald M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour guides were great, although the tour itself was very short. I don’t think one hour is enough. Should’ve taken the 2 hours tour. I would have liked to explore the tunnel more. And on the website, they give you an option of buying...More

1  Thank WynneHira
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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of your recent one-hour. These are offered mainly at weekends and holidays to accommodate families with children, who find our two-hour tours too long. I hope you revisit and this time book the full two-hour tour, where our wonderful team...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with our excellent guides, Lynne and Terry to explain the history of the tunnel from its construction through to use in WW2. A great adventure

Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sound effects of the overground carts that rations were left in for the residents of the tunnel It was amazing. There was an airaid siren ad lots of shouting. (it was so realistic it was top notch. The tour lasted an Hour well worth...More

Thank James P
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jammyjan123
9 May 2018|
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Response from earthtravelller | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is lit all the way and you have a torch as well. There is one point in the talk when they turn out all the lights for a few seconds so you can see what it was like for the miners working there
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jammyjan123
9 May 2018|
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Response from CliveGoodwin | Property representative |
Hi, we provide torches for every guest to carry throughout their visit, so there is plenty of light. If all guests agree the guides sometimes ask visitors to turn off their torches to see what it's like to be in total... More
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mark g
14 April 2018|
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Response from CliveGoodwin | Property representative |
Hi, there are no direct buses to Lime Street, however service Q3 from Eldon Square bus station, every fifteen minutes will get you to St Ann's church on City Road, from there it's a seven minute walk, via City Road, bear... More
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