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Heritage

Newcastle and Gateshead are places rich in history and heritage. Over two millennia, Newcastle has been, in turn, a Roman frontier, a Norman stronghold, a great Medieval town, home of the railways, an industrial powerhouse and now a thriving and growing modern city and a regional capital.

For many centuries the Castle, the Cathedral and the Market have been at the heart of the city. Here is where our story starts and where the opportunity to explore and understand the city begins.

Newcastle Castle

One of the best preserved Medieval castle keeps in the country, with special events and spectacular views over the city.

Newcastle Cathedral

From the Middle Ages to the present day, St Nicholas’ is a place where the stories of local people can be found.

Bigg Market

A world-famous Medieval market place that boasts a wealth of buildings of architectural and historical significance.

Newcastle City Guides

Newcastle City Guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers who deliver tours on the culture, history and heritage of Tyneside.

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  1. Add The Victoria Tunnel to your Itinerary

    The Victoria Tunnel

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    Museum

    Ouseburn

    Discover ‘Newcastle’s Hidden Heritage’ - experience the sounds of a wartime air raid and follow your guides underground to discover the Tunnel's role as a colliery waggonway. Listen out for the oncoming coal wagons!

  2. Add Bessie Surtees House to your Itinerary

    Bessie Surtees House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Discover Jacobean domestic architecture at the 16th and 17th Century Bessie Surtees House in the heart of Newcastle. Plan your trip with NewcastleGateshead.

  3. Add Grainger Market to your Itinerary

    Grainger Market

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    Covered Market/Market Hall

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Grainger Market is a busy, vibrant market which still plays a role in  Newcastle’s bustling shopping and dining culture, nearly 200 years after it first opened. The covered market is situated in the centre of Newcastle, a stone's throw away from...

  4. Add Newcastle Castle to your Itinerary

    Newcastle Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  5. Add Newcastle Cathedral to your Itinerary

    Newcastle Cathedral

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    St Nicholas Cathedral has been the home of a caring and worshipping community for over 900 years, offering visitors beautiful architecture and a place of serenity.

  6. Add Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne to your Itinerary

    Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne

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    Historic House / Palace

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Maritime organisation housed in a Listed Buildings complex dating from the 14thC, with a collection of maritime artefacts.

  7. Add The Literary and Philosophical Society to your Itinerary

    The Literary and Philosophical Society

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    Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The Lit & Phil is a phenomenal, inspiring and welcoming space, a great place to spend some time. Members and visitors enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and use the library to read the papers, meet friends, work and study

  8. Add St. Mary’s Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    St. Mary’s Heritage Centre

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Gateshead

    The Heritage Centre is based within the former St Mary’s Church which dates from the 12th century and is a Grade 1 listed building.

  9. Add Discovery Museum to your Itinerary

    Discovery Museum

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    Type:

    Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    You can learn all about life in the Newcastle and Tyneside area along with eye-catching displays of area history and a fun array of group activities.

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