Newcastle upon Tyne Tours
Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle
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Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle

By Red Beard Tours
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 120–150 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • English-speaking tour guide
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Grey's Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Newcastle Castle


Start:
  • Société Café Bar, 93 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EG, UK
    From December 1st 2023 NO TOURS will meet at Grey's Monument due to disruption from the Christmas market and from weekend demonstrations. After this date ALL TOURS will begin at Societe Cafe where the staff are selling hot drinks, including some festive mulled wine!
End:
  • Newcastle Castle, The Black Gate, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, UK
    The tour will end at the castle keep, near the High Level Bridge which has views over Newcastle's quayside.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 190641P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 190641P1

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  • 93 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EG, UK
    From December 1st 2023 NO TOURS will meet at Grey's Monument due to disruption from the Christmas market and from weekend demonstrations. After this date ALL TOURS will begin at Societe Cafe where the staff are selling hot drinks, including some festive mulled wine!
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  • The Black Gate, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, UK
    The tour will end at the castle keep, near the High Level Bridge which has views over Newcastle's quayside.
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  • Red Beard Tours
    395
    United Kingdom
    Joined in August 2019
  • U7905AElindab
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very knowledgeable tour guide
    Rob was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He shared interesting tales at each stop. Our only complaint was that we chose the coldest afternoon of the year to do the tour! Highly recommended.
    Written December 3, 2023
  • lynnemF6450UX
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour of Newcastle
    Eventually got round to using a Christmas gift card today and joining Rob on a Red Beard tour. Even with the rain and the cold Rob made this tour, to a born and bred ‘Geordie’, well worth the wait. His knowledge of Newcastle is immense and his delivery makes all of his facts easy to listen to and very entertaining. Thanks Rob for a good day out and will definitely recommend you to others.
    Written November 9, 2023
  • darkinformer
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Excellent and Enjoyable Introduction to Newcastle
    I cannot rate this tour highly enough. Clear, insightful, full of humour, Rob has clearly researched thoroughly and polished this tour. The route is also designed to be as accessible as possible to avoid hills. Lots of excellent recommendations for food, drink, and activities as well. You'll not be disappointed.
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Road312656
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating Tour
    Really enjoyable despite an utterly freezing day. Rob (tough lad) seemed oblivious to the cold (maybe it was the beard?) and spoke very interestingly for about 3 hours! What I liked (as I wondered which toes I would have to have removed) was that he didn’t just focus on the ‘big stuff’ like Hadrians Walk or the (new) Castle but wove in niche/off-beat stories too. He clearly loves the city and loves his job, and his enthusiasm warned us and kept hypothermia at bay (only just).
    Written March 10, 2023
  • eevie
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative and interesting tour
    A must for anyone visiting Newcastle. Very informative and interesting throughout, visiting various landmarks around the city. A great experience which you simply would not get if you went it alone. Highly recommended.
    Written February 23, 2023
  • MichalOrRudich
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best guided walking tourin Newcastle
    We had a wonderful tour with amazing details. It was raining and yet we would not miss it - perfect 3+ h
    Written December 4, 2022
  • maryjanehough
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    Excellent tour - well delivered and really interesting spots. Rob answered our questions really well, we learnt a lot!
    Written October 9, 2022
  • TippyTapping2day
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgable and casual approach
    Rob was very personable and full of interesting facts. Easy and gentle walk around the centre of Newcastle.
    Written September 28, 2022
  • John D
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wet Afternoon around Newcastle.
    Rob guided my wife and I around on a day of unexpectedly poor weather. Despite conditions, we saw some parts of City that would otherwise have escaped our notice.
    Written February 28, 2022
  • Mobile647852
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent guide, beautiful city!
    Rob is an excellent, knowledgeable, enthusiastic tour guide! Not only naked historical facts, but also stories, tales, connected to historical buildings, sites, events. Great Tour!
    Written June 27, 2021
  • Horse91dancer
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Tour
    Rob was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We had a wonderful two hours with him, seeing many interesting quirky things. He made history come alive. His recommendation to have coffee and a toasted sandwich at the Canny Goat was much appreciated. It was a great ending to a great morning.
    Written August 13, 2020
  • MargotP952
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Red Beard Guy
    Great morning walk through bits of Newcastle you’d not usually find. A funny guy who took great care of us. Listen to his recommendations - as they are good.
    Written July 28, 2020
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Campbell G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This was one of best presented tours ive ever been on, the tour guide was so entertaining and knowledgeable.
We were on the tour for 2.5 hours and for £10 this was a bargain, the guy is brilliant!
Ive done tours all over the world and he really got tiur imagination going with tales fron the old England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.
Your not going to find a better tour in the north of England.
Written February 9, 2020
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Thank you for your review. I am glad that you found it to be one of the best you have done! Thank you for taking the tour and I hope you will take another tour in the future. I hope to launch different tours, keep an eye on my social media accounts for details.
Written July 19, 2020
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CKM6969
Greater Manchester, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rob was a brilliant tour guide and we saw and learned so much - originally expected just a 2hour tour but it ran over a bit but he packed so much into it, the time just flew by, so allow for that when you book?

Rob's knowledge of the city is incredibly detailed but he kept it infomative and fun and held everyone's attention and it was very delivered clearly despite battling against the noise of the weekend daytime party crowds. He also added little extra interesting facts that I'd doubt you'd get with other tours?

The tour itself is around 3kms in total but Rob's designed it in such a way that it would suit most people with a just a moderate level of fitness. Given the topography of Newcastle, some of the older parts have cobbled streets so some areas are a bit uneven but it would still be doable for the majority.

For those with a passion for exploring and if you're into local history and folklore, I'd thoroughly recommend you take this tour.

Thanks so much Rob for making our first visit to the city so memorable - we'll definitely be back as soon as we can and book with you again!
Written May 8, 2022
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Thank you so much for such a lovely review and recommendation! Yes, it is always wise to allow a bit of flexibility anytime you book something where the general public are likely to be involved! :D Newcastle is a wonderful city, full of interesting characters, and I am pleased to hear that you intend to return and enjoy it some more in the future.
Written May 18, 2022
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Victoria
Portsmouth, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We often visit family in Newcastle but never really venture into town. This time we decided we wanted to go into the centre and learn some more about the city and history of Newcastle. This tour was really informative and full of stories of historical people and local legends. We learnt so much and now feel we also have top tips on other places to go in the city centre. Totally recommend this tour if you want to learn more about all the history of Newcastle from Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and modern. Brilliant tour. Thank you Rob.
Written July 23, 2020
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Thank you for your review and recommendation. I'm glad to have given you ideas for places to visit and check out. The tour is about exploring the past, and if you decide to explore further then be warned, Newcastle can get it's hooks in you! :-D Since starting the tours, I haven't stopped researching more and more about the city and surrounding area. I hope you have as much fun with it as I do.
Written July 24, 2020
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Decentbloke
Lancaster, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We chose to do a city tour knowing the weather would be drizzly and overcast. It was a great choice, turning a grey day into an interesting and fun experience. Rob our red bearded guide was knowledgable and entertaining. But above all he was enthusiastic for his subject He told some good stories to boring the city history alive.
Written August 6, 2020
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Thank you for leaving me a kind review. The weather can be drizzly and overcast quite often around these parts! I am glad that despite the weather, you still enjoyed the tour. I hope you will come again in the future when other tours are available. Details will be on my social media when they launch.
Written August 14, 2020
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AlanCHarper
Glasgow, UK302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Rob was easy to find at the prominent meeting place as he was dressed the way he had described and he indeed has a 'red beard'.

He made a point of ensuring the group ( in our case four people ) stayed at a safe distance throughout the tour and reminded us when face coverings were necessary as we entered buildings and arcades.

Rob was very knowledgeable about the history of Newcastle, and beyond, and we thoroughly enjoyed his presentation style as he took us on our two-hour tour.
We would highly recommend this tour.
Written August 10, 2020
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Thank you for your review and recommendation, they do help me out a lot! It was my pleasure to take you on a tour and I hope I will see you again on a future tour!
Written August 14, 2020
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Phoebe K
Swansea, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So the last thing you want to do on a rainy day is a 2 hour walking tour, I love a tour but even I wondered if we were going to look like drowned rats by the end of it but no no no! It was fab!
Did feel bad that it was only me and my partner booked on to this tour but feel like it’s the others who are missing out!!!
Rob is informative, friendly and extremely patient to answer our questions and wait for my photo taking.
Seriously wish him all the best with this and encourage anyone and everyone to book onto a tour...I also think a single travel would feel at ease with Rob.

Hopefully see you again next year 😁
Written July 28, 2020
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Thank you for writing a review and recommending Red beard Tours! The weather can be an issue in this line of work, but unless there is a severe weather warning tours do go ahead! I'm glad that despite the rain you enjoyed the tour, and hope that you will return in the future when I get other tours up and running. I can't promise the weather will be any better though... ;-) In the meantime you can follow me on all the usual social media places, such as Facebook and Instagram for details when these launch. :-)
Written August 3, 2020
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VikkiHan
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Having six weeks off work now, I’ve been trying to think outside the box to find things to do. I stumbled across @redbeardtours and decided to book up. This was a great decision!

Me and my mam met Rob at monument and spent the next few hours walking around Newcastle being shown and told some really interesting facts and legends! Rob is very knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for what he does. The tour is approx 4km long and is supposed to take between 90-120mins. We ran over our time a little! This tour covers information from Iron Age to present day and even for us locals, told us loads we didn’t know! Things you normally don’t even notice were brought to the forefront. This tour had a couple of small steps but was overall very accessible and if it was a concern, you could definitely speak to Rob and there would be ways around them. He does keep accessibility in mind! I would genuinely encourage people to get involved with @redbeardtours - he has plans to expand his tours in the future to cover even more of his breadth of knowledge. Thanks again Rob!

@geordiegrubguide
Written July 28, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. It was a pleasure to show you and your mum around the city. I am glad you enjoyed it, and I really enjoy it when I can share something with a local that they never knew about. Thank you also for the fantastic photos that you have shared, and for your recommendations on social media as well. I hope I can take you and your mum on another tour in the future!
Written August 14, 2020
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William W
Worcester, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We had a great tour yesterday with Rob who was well informed and took time to show us extra bits of local historical information in addition to the standard tour. Highly recommended and ( as ticket holders of Newcastle city guided walks) appreciated the opportunity to take son and daughter in law on birthday treat. Good to see the tour is available as many guided walks are suspended for the year. Rob certainly showed us a different more expansive tour, good luck to Redbeard Tours for the future.
Written July 5, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour as much as I enjoyed showing you around. I am always happy to share additional information and show additional places so long as I don't have later tours booked. It's nice when people share the same passion for the incredible history of the city. I never stop exploring and learning about Newcastle and the surrounding areas, and hope to share these with visitors in the future.
Written July 5, 2020
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Cristina
York, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Well worth the money paid for the tour!
Me and my mum had a lovely visit of Newcastle filled with interesting historical informations. We would have lost most of the nice city's buildings if we wouldn'd have had the guide. He was never boring for the 2 hours long tour and he was also very patience waiting for my mum's Google translator to catch up by time to time. I suggest the guided visited even to people who has been to Newcastle in the past, but want to enjoy more deeply the tour by adding an interesting narrative to the nice sight.
Written July 24, 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to give me a review and recommendation. The tour is just an overview of the city, and I hope to have more tours in the future covering other areas in more detail. Should you visit Newcastle again perhaps you will try one of the new tours when they launch. Waiting for the translation was no problem at all, I want all of my customers to have the best experience possible and sometimes this means that I need to give a little bit more time. I am happy you both enjoyed your visit to Newcastle!
Written July 27, 2020
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Danielle M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Rob gave an excellent tour 4th Nov. Friendly & informative - a great tour to learn about local history. Tailor made to avoid steep hills to suit everyone. This is my first time visiting Newcastle & I highly recommend taking this tour to get a rich history of the city’s landmarks! It was great to learn about some spots that we could come back to visit during our stay. 5 stars!
Danielle & Kevin from Belfast
Written November 4, 2021
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Thank you, Danielle & Kevin, for your review and recommendation. It was a real pleasure to show you around, and even learn some history from yourselves! I'm glad you found out about some interesting places to go back to, and if you didn't manage them all, you will have to come back to Newcastle again! Oh, and don't forget to bring a bigger coat! ;-) P.S. I Googled uwu, and now I understand your reaction... :-D
Written November 9, 2021
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