Around the Medieval Town Walls

Around the Medieval Town Walls

Location

Newcastle City

Directions

Work your way around the route starting at at any point.

Highlights

  • 17th century Bessie Surtees' House (English Heritage - free entry)
  • Chinatown
  • Medieval town wall and streets (medieval street map available at www.nationaltrail.co.uk/hadrianswall (Planning a Trip))
  • Georgian planned town
  • Grey Street, the “loveliest street in England”
  • Newcastle quayside
  • Norman keep, on the site of the original Roman fort (Pons Aelius)

Nearby Attractions

  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Biscuit Factory – contemporary art gallery
  • Denton Hall Turret and West
  • Denton Hadrian’s Wall Discovery Museum 
  • Eldon Square Shopping Centre
  • Great North Museum
  • Hatton Gallery
  • Laing Art Gallery
  • Saltwell Park and Towers (Gateshead)
  • Seven Stories, The Centre for Children’s Books
  • Shipley Art Gallery (Gateshead)
  • The Sage Gateshead
  • Theatre Royal
  • Tyne Bridges

 

Route image: 
Route type: 
Circular
Distance: 
3 miles
Estimated walk time: 
1 1/2 hours plus browsing and visiting time
Grade: 
Easy
Suggested start/finish: 
Bessie Surtees’ House (Grid Ref: NZ 251 638)
Public transport: 
Haymarket, Monument and Central Station Metros; Quaylink bus services (linking bus, Metro and train services), AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus, Central Station
Ordnance Survey Map: 
Explorer sheet 316 Newcastle upon Tyne
Places to eat and drink: 
Newcastle has many cafés, pubs and restaurants
Other walks in this area: 
www.newcastlegateshead.com/walkingguides
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