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Grey's Monument

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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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  • Average16%
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26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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"earl grey"
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"focal point"
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"grey street"
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"meeting point"
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"prime minister"
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"city centre"
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"great landmark"
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"great meeting place"
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"free speech"
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"viewing platform at the top"
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"small door"
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"early grey"
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"christmas market"
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"eldon square"
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"the main shopping area"
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"heritage open days"
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"central newcastle"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the nicer part of the area and the monument is huge!- the bottom end of the street is sparse with shops and takeaways - and beggars asking for change every few hundred yards- but you get this in every city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Monuments are common and can be seen in every city. This isjust another monument in the middle of a busy street.

Thank Gaularfjell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monument takes me back to when I first arrived in Newcastle. My friends and I would always meet up here. It was great to see the various nationalities and walks of life hanging around in the same area taking their snaps. The pub is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can certainly see it from the surrounding area but it's so high up not really seeing very much. Nice enough in the passing but wouldn't spend more than a few minutes.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This monument is in the middle of everything, with 2 boards nearby that tell the interesting story of Earl Grey and the story of the monument itself, especially the account of the restoration of the head of the figure by the son of the original...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This monument is decicated to Earl Grey and it's worth while a quick stop to read the story on the monument. This is also the city centres hub where people meet, catch up and move on. From this point you can go anywhere you like...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Earl Grey was the prime minister in the 1830s under whose premiership parliament passed the Great Reform Act to allow the new industrial capitalists to join the landed gentry in voting for members of parliament. It was paid for by public subscription and his statue...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

can one still climb up the monument? I have done this, but it was a long time ago, I would like to take a look around the city from another view

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Located at top of Grey Street anyone who visits Newcastle must go and see this Statue next the Monument Metro Station Heart of Newcastle

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We visited the monument on a weekend trip to Newcastle. Great views. Can be busy with tourists. Highly recommend.

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