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“Place to meet”
Review of Grey's Monument

Grey's Monument
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

Before mobiles the young people of Newcastle would meet at the monument.

There is always something going on at monument and it's right in the centre if the toon.

Watch out for the charity people wanting you to donate £4 a month to help African wombats or whatever the charity of the week is.

Thank RuthieSunshine
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Nice part of the city with some great shops and especially lovely at christmas with the christmas market. Quick cut through town to get to eldon square or grainger town and also there is all the travel routes to and from newcastle at the bus stops. On the alternative side from grey monument is the green surrounded by some really lovely cafes nice sit on a warm day in the city.

Thank Tara A
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

this morning just climbed 164 steps to the top of greys monument, excellent view of newcastle. You have to book in advance. £3 well worth the money, excellent guide told you what to look for, lovely clear day good views all round

1  Thank becky47Sunderland
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Grey’s Monument honours the second Earl Grey, of Howick Hall, Northumberland, who was Prime Minister at the time of the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832. He is also the Earl Grey of ‘Earl Grey Tea’. The Monument was erected in his lifetime (1838). The statue was designed by Newcastle Architect Benjamin Green and sculpted by E. H. Baily, who went on to sculpt the statue of Admiral Horatio Nelson for Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. Sometimes the City Council open it to the public if you have a head for heights you can see the city from the top.

3  Thank Helen D
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

On the square around Grey's monument you have a lot of people who do several things. You can discuss, there was a gospel group singing, every evening you could look at a movie on a deck chair.

Thank JCB3225
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