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Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle upon Tyne

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 850+ 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.
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  • Excellent tour with our guides Ann and Dave. Fascinating place with so much history and stories to hear and the tour is highly recommended. 
  • Loved the quirky start to this tour ( ..will say no more!). Engrossed the whole time by the stories of the Tunnel's use as an air raid shelter and also its original function of transporting coal. By d...  read more »
  • Only a bare tunnel to look at, concrete floors. Trying to make something from nothing. Staff friendly enough. 
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