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Grainger Town, Newcastle upon Tyne
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Stroll the streets of Grainger Town, the historical heart of the city, to see classical Newcastle architecture at its best. Richard Grainger designed and built the buildings here between 1824 and 1841. Now designated a conservation area, it contains over 200 listed buildings. Check out Grey Street, Grainger Street, and Clayton Street, as well as the iconic Theatre Royal. Stop by the covered Grainger Market for a bite to eat or to buy some local produce, meats, and other goods. Be sure to look up while walking to notice the unique features atop the buildings, such as domes, turrets, and spikes. To visit Grainger Town and other attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne, use our Newcastle upon Tyne holiday planner.
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  • An eclectic mix of stalls, selling everything from food to clothing. A few cafes selling home cooked food. Cheap and popular with the locals. Cheese stall sells a great selection of Northumbrian chees...  more »
  • My favourite was the indoor market. Bit of a hidden gem amidst all the usual shops on the surrounding streets. The market offers the usual stalls but also a little 'French' Bakery, several sandwich/pa...  more »
  • It is a mixed bag of places to shop and depending on what you wanted it may match or may not match what you are after. What I do like is the Victorian architecture.