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Curious About Newcastle - Heritage walks

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Have fun discovering Newcastle Upon Tyne with quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Newcastle? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather, whilst following government guidelines and maintaining social distancing? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Newcastle an amazing place to explore!

You’ll get detailed directions, a map, clues (with answers in the back!), and some interesting snippets about the history of Newcastle and the people that have shaped it.

Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to use instantly on your mobile device or to print at home) from and explore in your own time.

Walk 1: Grey’s Monument to Cathedral (1.75 miles)

Starting from the imposing Grey’s Monument, this walk takes you through the bustle of the city centre, passing the legendary Grainger Market, and an old Square. Next we catch a glimpse of the town walls, before passing through Chinatown, via an ancient and remarkably preserved Friary. We take a longer look at the walls, before passing along the elegant Grey Street, to end the walk at St Nicholas Cathedral.

Walk 2: Cathedral to Millennium Bridge (1 mile)

From the splendid cathedral, with its unusual spire, this walk heads next to the well-preserved Castle Keep, before descending the unusual Dog Leap Stairs. From the bottom you can marvel at the engineering of the imposing arches of the Tyne Bridge, before approaching the Guildhall, the famous Bessie Surtees House and finally arriving at the impressive waterfront, dominated by four very different bridges.

Use Code Visit20 at checkout for 20% off any two or more walks.

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