From Saturday 2nd April, visitors will once again, be offered the chance to climb the 164 steps of Newcastle’s iconic Monument and take in the stunning views, with a Newcastle City Guide to inform you.
Former Prime Minister Earl Grey towers 40m high at the top of this iconic monument. Erected in 1838 by Edward Hodges Bailey, who later created Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square, it is Grade 1 listed and is a famous meeting point at the heart of beautiful, neoclassic Grainger Town.
Newcastle City Guides will be holding monthly tours until September, where visitors can find out more about the listed memorial to Charles Grey, the former Prime Minister and the man behind the Great Reform Act and his links to Earl Grey tea. Tours commence at 10am in 30 minute slots with the last tour beginning at 3.30pm and ending at 4pm. Tickets for April have already sold out so pre-book your tickets now!
Tickets are available from: www.newcastlegateshead.com/city-guides/greys-monument
WHEN WILL GREY’S MONUMENT BE OPEN?
Saturday April 2 (sold out)
Saturday May 21
Saturday June 4
Saturday July 2
Saturday August 6
Saturday September 3
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ?
Admission is £4 for Adults and £2 for accompanied children (5-16 years of age). Children under five are not admitted.
Newcastle City Guides organise heritage walks providing fascinating facts and stories about historical events in Newcastle, Gateshead and surrounding areas. For more information go to: www.newcastlegateshead.com/city-guides
Grey’s Monument image from Flickr.com
I Love Newcastle Magazine would love to hear your thoughts about the above post, so please feel free to share them in the comments box below.