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Grey's Monument

26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey Street. In addition to being a great place to meet, Newcastle City Guides open this iconic monument on a number of days throughout the year. Join us on a climb of 164 steps and take in great views of Newcastle's city centre and beyond.
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26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Grey Momument is located right smack in the middle of the city center, so you're bound to pass it by one way or another. It's an iconic landmark so it's worth seeing and taking a few pictures, but there's no need to set aside...More

Thank Hannah Ishael T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're visiting Newcastle, this is a must see location which pretty much defines the centre of the city. Not only does it stand proud at the head of Grey Street, it also lends itself beautifully to acting as a meeting point and the location...More

Thank JTDaprince
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This imposing monument is a beacon for travellers walking the streets , being clearly seen from many vantage points .Its close by Monument metro station and surrounded by a shops and restaurants. It’s only about a 5 minute walk from Central station.

Thank Chasingdreamscape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's no point going to see this landmark in the centre of town unless you go up it - but this is limited to small groups and only open for the summer so check in advance of opening arrangements and booking details. View to die...More

Thank ajm549
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A monument to Earl Grey, a great reformer and son of the city. Centrally placed and so a popular meeting spot for locals and a landmark for tourists. When we were there on a Saturday there were campaigners for Racism standing and delivering their views,...More

Thank FiftyFifty5050
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Lots going on at this location - right outside a tube stop - food trucks, musicians, lots of activity and fun place to people watch

Thank mary k
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a huge statue, visible from much of the city. It commemorates a man who voted for the Reform Act, leading to a hundred years of peace in the area. The positive nature of the statue I found very heartwarming.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A very imposing monument, worthy of viewing if you are in the area, good shopping in and around this area

Thank peterdimberline
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you ever see the plackard at the base you must venture up for the best view of newcastle upon Tyne ever

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is the spectacular centre piece of brilliant maintained piece of UK history. There are buskers most of whom seem to have forgotten the great LINDISFARNE traditions.

Thank Michael O
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