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Grainger Town, Newcastle upon Tyne

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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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  • This is a very small however quaint area of Newcastle, full of history. Sadly there is not much left of it, although the architecture is stunning. The main feature really is Window's a music store, an...  more »
  • Grainger town is the historic heart of this lovely city. There are several streets with wonderful classical architecture built by developer Richard Grainger in the 1820s and 30s. Grey Street and Grain...  more »
  • This whole area, pretty much from the huge porticoed central railway station to the glorious Grey Street, is an architectural wonderland rammed full of stunning 18th & 19th century facades. Individual...  more »