A Stroll Through Time - Walking Tour

Les Moss with the Stroll Through Time brochureTake part in our specially devised walking tour of the many Medical School sites and places of interest in and around Newcastle - the resulting 'Stroll through time' offers an informative and different look at the city.

On your travels you will come across some hidden gems including:

  • The Central Arcade (original shop fronts 1906 refurb.)
  • Theatre Royal (1836/7)
  • Pilgrim Street (Alderman Fenwick’s House 17th Century brick)
  • St, Nicholas’ Cathedral
  • The Castle Keep
  • The Railway Station (1847)
  • Centre for Life (est. 2000)
  • The Town Walls
  • Blackfriars (late 13th century)
  • The Grainger Market 1835 (Marks and Spencer Penny Bazaar) etc.

One part of the Walk takes you through the Quayside area and things to see are:

  • The Millennium Bridge (the blinking eye) opened in 2001 costing £22 million weighing 850 tonnes at a height of 50m and 126m wide is for pedestrians and cyclists. 
  • The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (BALTIC) is an international centre for contemporary art located on the south bank of the River Tyne. A 1950’s flour mill, it opened in 2002.

Les Moss, who researched and wrote the map, has included a fascinating insight into the history and facts such as the first case of Asiatic Cholera in Britain, confirmed in Newcastle on December 7th 1831 or the first 'real' hospital, the Infirmary on Forth Banks in 1751 (where the International Centre for Life now stands).

An A4 version can be downloaded which will give a flavour of what the full version contains. Download the Stroll Through Time brochure (PDF - 2.3 MB)