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Grainger Town, Newcastle upon Tyne

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Grainger Market is well worth a visit. There are a lot of different stalls and we ate lunch at one of the cafes there....sorry, can't remember its name but what value. The sandwiches were very well fi...  read more »
  • Grainger Town is the Central District, including Grainger Street and Grey Street. There is the eponymous market (Granger market), which is highly recommended by our friend from Newcastle, because there's good coffee for sale from different countries (Africa, South America), but we did not get there on time.
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  • Grainger Town is the old part of Newcastle and has the old-style Victorian and earlier architecture, some of it sadly in need of repair. We spoke to some draymen who were delivering to one of the many...  read more »
  • Free parking after 5pm during the week is really useful for a bit of afterwork shopping. A lot of the parking spaces in the lower levels are reserved but there's usually no problem finding a space higher up.
  • For shoppers the there are better carparks. Most of the lower floors are "Permit holders only". Fit Permit holders this car park is great.
  • Lots of spaces but has annoying curbs that scratch your car
  • Great view from the top. Reasonable prices.
  • As an EV owner, getting a charging space here is usually pretty easy. Close to centre of town too
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