Newcastle upon Tyne‘s Grey’s Monument began offering tours in March 2015, giving members of the public a chance to climb the 164 steps of the column to reach the viewing platform.
2017 dates for climbing Grey’s Monument have now been confirmed – tours start at 10am until 4pm and last 30 minutes where visitors can find out more about the listed memorial to Charles Grey the former Prime Minister behind the Great Reform Act and his connections to Earl Grey tea.
Tours of Grey’s Monument take place of the first Saturday of every month during the summer – Saturday 1st April 2017, Saturday 6th May 2017, Saturday 3rd June 2017, Saturday 1st July 2017, Saturday 5th August 2017 and Saturday 2nd September 2017.
Admission is £4 for adults and over 16’s, £2 for accompanied children age 5-16. Children under 5 are not permitted.
Tickets go on sale on 1st February and are expect to sell out quickly. You can buy tickets online here (opens in a new window) from 1st February 2017.
You can see the view from the top of Grey’s Monument in Newcastle upon Tyne in the video below…