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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 1 week ago

I was born and raised 5 miles from Newcastle and although I've returned to the North East many times I'd not had the time or opportunity to take in the city, this time I created the opportunity. We were dropped close to Charles Earl Grey's...More

Thank reubenmilner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monument is kinda at the Centre of the city. Located at one end of Northumberland St and Grey St and right next to the Eldon Square shopping centre and Grainger Market, it is obviously very busy throughout the day and night!

Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around the streets of Newcastle and then came across this large statue very impressive and it is at the start of the open air market.

Thank maggie66789
Reviewed 5 December 2017

was there yesterday to visit the Christmas market and do some Xmas shopping. great place, lots of lovely street food and very interesting stalls.. loved it

Thank dramsman
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Love seeing this monument, when I was younger you could climb the internal stairs to the top and get a fantastic view of Newcastle and surrounding area'sMore

Thank Malcolm H
GeordieSez, Secretary Newcastle City Guides 2018 at Grey's Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

You still can but not as often - the volunteers of Newcastle City Guides open it to the public at least 6 times a year - we might be in a position to do it more often next year. As you say for those who...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is probably Newcastle's version of Nelsons column. At the time of the visit the Christmas market was being built around it so we probably didn't see it properly. Good landmark though.

Thank salporritt
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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 13 November 2017 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 9 November 2017 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 9 November 2017

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
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