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Great tour!

We booked this tour as we were looking for something to do during a cold weekend in Newcastle and... read more

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zc93
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem of a tour.

Just returned from a tour of the Victoria tunnel at Ouseburn. We had 2 guides that were very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tim186328
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Guided tours of the fully preserved 19th century coal waggonway and WW2 air-raid shelter. Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be booked online through our website or by telephone during office hours. Tours every week on most days, check the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed today via mobile

We booked this tour as we were looking for something to do during a cold weekend in Newcastle and we are so glad we did. At first we weren’t sure if 2 hours would be too long but turns out it was the right length...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zc93
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just returned from a tour of the Victoria tunnel at Ouseburn. We had 2 guides that were very knowledgable and keep the 2 hour tour very interesting and informative about both the original life of the tunnel and the life it was used for during...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Victoria Tunnel followed by afternoon tea at Hotel du Vin. Excellent tour guide (Diane) made tour very interesting and fun. Would definitely recommend. We did the one hour tour but they also do a two hour tour. Amazing what you do not know about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so lucky to have such a fantastic team of guides and Diane has told me how much she enjoyed the tour and Afternoon Tea. The Tunnel and Afternoon Teas are bookable through the Newcastle Hotel du Vin...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Last week a group of 10 friends, joined by 4 others, experienced the Tunnel. What a great time we had. We are all local people but learnt such a lot about our city's history. The guides, Pete and Jeff, were wonderfully informative and brought the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic history of these tunnels explained by our tour guides Ian and dee. Very knowledgeable and interesting to hear how the tunnel was first built and what it was used for. 2 hours in the tunnels. Would thoroughly recommend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DianeH1067
CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your "FantasticTour" review and your recommendation. Ian and Dee are delighted to hear that you you enjoyed their knowledgeable presentation.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Totally recommend this tour. Fascinating and informative with a touch of drama. The guides whom are volunteers were excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I’ve just been down the tunnels for the first time. This is something I’ve been thinking about visiting for a while and I’m so glad we finally did it. The tour is very interesting telling you about the tunnels varied history. The guides we had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank helen1381
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on the tour yesterday with my son. We both thought it was an excellent experience. Professionally carried out by Tour Guides Donald and Peter. Fully recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MichaelCNewcastle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent visit. Guides Peter and Terry were very informative and made the trip very interesting and had funny stories to tell

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ray P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are coming to Tyneside and are interested in history then this is a must visit attraction. You will learn all about the wonderful Victorian engineers and how the tunnel protected people during the Second World War. The guides are excellent and the experience...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Vony18
31 October 2018|
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Response from grahamb461 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s 1 and a quarter miles out and the same back. The floor of the tunnel is clean dry and level. There are wooden benches half way but if you could get hold of a hunting stick that opens into a seat, it would be... More
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Adrian P
29 August 2018|
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stephen m
9 August 2018|
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