Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Tyne and Wear  /  Newcastle upon Tyne  /  Historic Sites  /  Victoria Tunnel

Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle upon Tyne

(4.9/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Experience the history of Victoria Tunnel on a guided tour. The underground tunnel was originally a 19th-century wagonway used to transport coal. You'll learn about life in a Victorian wagonway, hear the coal wagons head for the River Tyne, and watch them approach you in the darkness. Skip forward in time and learn about how the tunnel was converted into a World War II air-raid shelter. Hear the stories of the people who lived through the bombings, and see the replica benches and bunks used by those seeking shelter. Listen to the air-raid warning and sounds of dropping bombs. Advance booking for the tour is essential. Victoria Tunnel is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Newcastle upon Tyne Edition.
Create a full Newcastle upon Tyne itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Newcastle upon Tyne by other users

3 days in Newcastle upon Tyne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Derbyshire, Lake District & Newcastle upon Tyne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Newcastle upon Tyne BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Durham & Newcastle upon Tyne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Newcastle upon Tyne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in England & Dublin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Enjoyed this 2 hour tour very much. Great value, Dee and Kelly were great tour guides. Quite a walk from The Premier Inn at Newgate Street but we gave ourselves plenty of time to get there. Book on li...  more »
  • Loved the masses of information from our knowledgeable guides - the tunnel has so much history to share. If you've not yet done this tour it really is a must. 
  • A place of interest but historical significance .... pay it a visit. Part of our history that maybe overlooked. See it now !.