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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...more
26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the impressive Grey St stands the even more impressive Greys Monument. I should imagine the local people just take it for granted but for us, as first time visitors to Newcastle, we thought it made the whole st majestic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is so easy to find, in the heart of the shopping area, that you take it for granted. It is magnificent and stands at the head of the equally magnificent Grey Street.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Friday close to Christmas Place was buzzing with the Xmas market with a variety of gifts for the festive season and local produce to buy or eat. Always a iconic monument busy with shoppers and those busking. A must visit trekking around the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlanC700
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Up the Hill arises Mr GREY. we were lucky there was the xmass flea market at the square and made it even more prettier and nicer

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kpoupazis
Reviewed November 25, 2018

The Monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey looks down on Grey St and over the Christmas market. There are 164 stone steps to the top if you want to join a tour for the view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marg826
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Lovely monument and ideally situation in the heart of the city centre making it a good point to get your bearings, and I would say a good meeting point.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MytripsLincolnshire
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We very much liked this monument, and learning about its history. My favourite anecdote was when, in 1941, lightning struck, and the poor Earl’s head fell off, crashing onto the tram lines below, fortunately causing no injuries to anyone walking beneath. Although I think that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed October 26, 2018

In the centre of the square the monument stands as a beacon to history and the economic activity that seems to be bulging on all the streets, including the Sir John Franklin pub.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank V1525FSdavids
Reviewed October 14, 2018

An iconic landmark of Newcastle and monument to Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey. It's position at the top of a hill and the junction of several a lot streets makes it clearly visible from a long way off. It's an impressive 130 something metres...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a great historic monument that sits in the heart of central Newcastle like a mini Nelson’s Column. All around is the wonderful architecture of Graingertown and the whole area makes for a great walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
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