This 1.5-hour walking tour of Newcastle upon Tyne takes you back to the city's seedier past. Your guide sheds light on how the people of yesteryear survived harsh conditions in any way they could ... More info ›
This 1.5-hour walking tour of Newcastle upon Tyne takes you back to the city's seedier past. Your guide sheds light on how the people of yesteryear survived harsh conditions in any way they could. Learn how local attitudes to law and order have changed over time while you stroll along Dean Street, Quayside, and High Bridge Street to Castle Keep and Bigg Market. Please note: this tour is not a ghost tour and will not involve paranormal activities.
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.