Grainger Town, Newcastle upon Tyne

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. Use our Newcastle upon Tyne driving holiday planning site to add Grainger Town and other attractions to your Newcastle upon Tyne vacation plans.
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  • I hadn’t realised that this area of Newcastle had its own name and I couldn’t believe how busy the area was and this was mid afternoon and mid week. We went into the market and it reminded me of the i...  more »
  • Get away from main shopping streets and you come across little residential squares, nice coffee shops and pubs, a lot of the area is used by Newcastle university so a mix of old and new,  more »
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