Historic Sites

Delve into our magnificent past, there are lots of historic venues that tell our story from way back when to recent times.

Angel of the North

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The symbol of the Mighty North!

Anthony Gormley's huge statue dominates the landscape and has become an iconic image of the region

It's in our Top 10!

Bessie Surtees House

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A Jacobean masterpiece. Some of the most enchanting architecture the city has to offer and with a fabulous story attached to it too!

Blackfriars

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A restored 13th C friary. After serving for 300 years as a Dominican friary then spent the next 400 years as a home for the city's craftsmen and guilds.

Castle Keep

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Feel the power of the Norman invaders who built the first castle and which has seen lots of action in the centuries since

It's in our Top 10!

Grainger Market

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A traditional indoor market which oozes history but is also retro chic. Not to be missed as it's hidden away!

It's in our Top 10!

Grainger Town

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Walk around Grainger Town, the historic heart of the city, and keep looking up! Some magnificent classical architecture and don't miss the jewel in the crown - Grey Street.

It's in our Top 10!

Grey's Monument

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Earl Grey stands proud on top of a huge column in the heart of Newcastle - And yes they named the tea after him. On rare occasions you can actually climb to the top.

It's in our Top 10!

Holy Jesus Hospital

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There was an Augustinian friary on the site from the thirteenth century, then a soup kitchen was built next to Almshouse in the nineteenth century..

Millennium Bridge

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Tyneside's newest bridge known as the "Blinking Eye" because of its unusual movement when it opens.

There are regular "lifts" and at night it's all lit up.

It's in our Top 10!

Saint Thomas the Martyr Church

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A church right in the heart of the city with an award winning fairtrade shop

St Mary's Heritage Centre

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Take in the historic surroundings of the medieval, grade one-listed building, formerly the parish church for Gateshead. Local history and exhibitions

St Mary's Lighthouse

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This landmark is accessible at low tide and you can climb to the top of the lighthouse and see how the keepers once lived and worked.

St Nicholas Cathedral

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The Anglican Cathedral is in the heart of the medieval part of the city. Mainly 14th Century, with a striking 15th Century Lantern Tower.

Theatre Royal

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A gloriously grand and recently refurbished theatre. Built in 1837 it is the most well known of Tyneside's dramatic venues. Travel FREE on the Metro with your theatre ticket.

Trinity House

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A fascinating historic gem that you can only visit by appointment. This seafarers' building has a chapel where the roof is designed to look like an inverted ship's hull

Tyne Bridge

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The Tyne Bridge is the symbol of Tyneside. 

It brings a lump to the throat of any Geordie returning home. No wonder! Just look at it towering above the river

It's in our Top 10!

Tyne Theatre & Opera House

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This grand old theatrical dame is a Grade 1 listed building and a fantastic venue for theatre, musical and comedy shows

Victoria Tunnel

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Guided tours lead you along a victorian underground waggonway that originaly took coal from a northern part of the city down to the Tyne.

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