Newcastle City Guides offer a fascinating programme of different heritage walking tours, covering central Newcastle and Gateshead, as well as surrounding areas: Gosforth, Jesmond, North and South Tyneside and Sunderland. 

Heritage walks are usually held on Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm and Wednesday evenings at 7pm and this year, they will take place from June 2021.   The tours will be listed just a few weeks in advance.  Popular tours will be repeated so if the tour you would like to attend is full please check as it may well appear again later in the season.

Discover the stories of pioneering women in Newcastle or learn about the pilots who guided ships safely into harbour on a Heritage Walk in South Shields. 

Season ticket holders.  If you have a 2020 season ticket you receive free access to the guided heritage tours but must pre-book due to limited capacity and Covid restrictions. 

If you do not have a Newcastle City Guides Season Ticket then never fear - you are very welcome too and can pre-book your tickets at a cost of £5 per adult and £3 per concession (over 60s)

Tickets must be pre-booked online in advance.

Do not just turn up for a tour as regretfully we will have to refuse you.

To book just click on the tour title link.

Group numbers will be restricted.
If you are a 2020 season ticket holder, remember to bring along your ticket or you may be asked to pay for your tour.
All tours will run in line with current local & national government Covid-safety guidelines.
- Wheelchair accessible

October 2021

Wed 20th 7pm

Ghostly and Grisly Quayside Tales

Meet and finish at the Guildhall.

A circular walk around the Quayside with ghost stories, witches, bodies fished out of the river, and murders on both sides of the Tyne.

This walk includes some steep slopes.

Sun 24th 2.30pm

Backworth Past and Present

Meet at Sainsbury’s car park next to Northumberland Park Metro. Finish at Backworth Hall.

From a rural landscape to an industrial mining vista and community now virtually disappeared, discover the history of Backworth with a visit to a Grade 2 listed building with its diverse history from the Greys to a miner’s welfare establishment.

Reasonably flat but some steps for Backworth Hall access

Wed 27th 2.30pm

Saintly Gosforth

Meet at South Gosforth Metro Station (West side entrance). Finish at St Charles’ RC Church, Church Road.

A gentle walk looking at the religious side of Gosforth, starting with St Nicholas’ Church, with an inside visit and tour of the churchyard and its graves. Following a short walk, with reminders of coal and post-war housing, we finish with an inside visit to St Charles' RC Church.

Please note this walk contains some uneven surfaces

Sun 31st 6.30pm

A Walk on the Dark Side

Meet at Grey’s Monument. Finish at Broad Chare.

Do you dare join us at Halloween for this popular walk? Who will we bump into on this walk around haunted Newcastle? This walk looks at the traditions and stories linked to All Hallow’s Eve and the city.

This walk includes some steep slopes or steps on this walk.

November 2021

Sun 7th 10.30am

Lest We Forget WA

Meet at St Thomas Church, Haymarket. Finish at the Grainger Market.

This is a walk about Newcastle in time of conflict, not just in the Great War but throughout the centuries. Join us to remember the fallen as well as some of those who survived.

Summer City Highlights tours have also been added to our website here