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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  • August 21, 2017
    Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Beautiful tiles and roof. Very attractive and photogenic!  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    The architecture is fabulous, the street is clean and shops are fun and the recreation and food is varied and generally good. A great place to visit, modern with a historical twist. Never tire of this...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Grainger Town is centred around the Grainger Market and Central Arcade. The latter is a beautiful example of a covered arcade, but the market has lost a lot of its character after a number of 'updates...  more »

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Newcastle upon Tyne hosts a variety of hotels, ranging from ultramodern to traditional. To experience the city's world-class culture and vibrant nightlife, stay close to the compact town center, famous for fine dining and shopping. Booking your rooms in the picturesque city center will keep you close to all the urban action, while allowing you easy access to the surrounding coastline. For a more affordable and much quieter experience of the area, consider staying at a B&B or a boutique hotel in the surrounding countryside.
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