NEWCASTLE THEN, NOW & BEYOND: A BREXIT TOUR

£175/GROUP

2.5 HOURS

PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

FLEXI BOOKING

MAX GUESTS: 8

£175/GROUP

2.5 HOURS

PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

FLEXI BOOKING

MAX GUESTS: 8

POLITICS, REGENERATION & ANALYSIS

URBAN REGENERATION, BREXIT & BEYOND

This tour explores Newcastle’s urban regeneration over the past 30 years from major decline to the hub of culture and science it has become today.

We will trace some of the major projects that have shaped the cityscape so far and also look at the future, taking into account the potential impacts of Brexit…

Once an economic powerhouse and the home of heavy industries such as shipbuilding, engineering and coal mining the North East has suffered more than most regions from post-industrial decline.

Now, with thriving universities, cultural institutions, a service-based economy and pushing for innovative research and technologies the tide has turned and things are looking up. The North East is one of the regions that has benefited from EU Funds over the past decades while benefiting from exports of goods and services to the EU.

And yet it was the only area in the entire North East that voted to remain by a narrow margin in the 2016 referendum. The region still features at the bottom of the leader board compared with the rest of the UK in terms of productivity, economic growth, unemployment, national average incomes and education performance. It will be interesting to see how Newcastle’s story continues amidst the current challenges.

At Newcastle Tour Company, the safety & health of our guests are always of paramount importance to us. This Newcastle regeneration and Brexit tour has been optimised for post Covid-19 Newcastle tours & follows our health protocols.

NEWCASTLE REGENERATION & BREXIT TOUR ITINERARY

Urban Regeneration Newcastle Tour
NEWCASTLE'S FAMOUS QUAYSIDE & GATESHEAD QUAYS
STARTING WITH A DRASTIC MAKEOVER
A visitor from 1990 would hardly recognize what he’s looking at today. In 1991 Sir Terry Farrell & Partners set out to re-invent Newcastle’s Quayside. Experience that transformation as your local experts immerses you in a story of change...
NEWCASTLE'S FAMOUS QUAYSIDE & GATESHEAD QUAYS
Urban Regeneration Newcastle Tour
Newcastle Central Station during Newcastle Pub Tour
STPHENSON QUARTER - FROM STEAM TO STEM
PROUD PAST
In 1823 the area today known as Stephenson Quarter was the world’s first purpose-built locomotion works by the same named father and son duo George and Robert Stephenson. The most famous engines, “Rocket” and “Locomotion”, were built right here. Discover what is left of the grand factory and what is taking shape on this site behind Newcastle Central Station.
STPHENSON QUARTER - FROM STEAM TO STEM
Newcastle Central Station during Newcastle Pub Tour
Grainger Town Brexit Tour
GRAINGER TOWN & GREY'S QUARTER
MORE THAN SIMPLE FACADES REMAIN
When Grainger Town was built in the 19th century with its elegant classical architecture, it was THE place to be! Explore this gem of Newcastle's city centre and hear about the years of decline, potential peril and, luckily, one of the greatest regeneration projects in modern Britain.
GRAINGER TOWN & GREY'S QUARTER
Grainger Town Brexit Tour
Grainger Town Brexit Tour
NEWCASTLE SCIENCE QUARTER
HELIX & MORE
Explore England's largest regeneration & building site: The once derelict factory of the iconic Newcastle Brown Ale is undergoing a £350+ million revamp. Newcastle Helix with its contemporary buildings is one of the largest urban regeneration schemes of its kind in the UK and a brilliant site to visit.
NEWCASTLE SCIENCE QUARTER
Grainger Town Brexit Tour
Urban Regeneration and Brexit Tours of Newcastle
BREXIT & THE FUTURE
A BREXIT TOUR?
Throughout your "Brexit tour" we will be focusing on Newcastle's proud history in conjunction with the transformation of the city in the past 30+ years. As part of this story we always look to the future and analyse as we go what the implications of Brexit may mean to the city's development (and the overall changes facing the UK as a whole). It is a fascinating journey into the fabric of politics, urban regeneration, finance and analytic thinking - all enjoyable of course!
BREXIT & THE FUTURE
Urban Regeneration and Brexit Tours of Newcastle

DETAILS ABOUT YOUR TOUR

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Local, knowledgeable & engaging tourist guide
Select your starting point within the city centre
Stories of past and present and a conversational talk about Brexit and implications of the pivotal vote in 2016
Social Distancing

EXCLUSIONS

Any entrance fees
Food & drink
Transportation
Gratuities

GOOD TO KNOW

Consider bringing layers of clothing / rain jacket
Don't forget your camera
We will provide you with a map
Public transport nearby - ask us for details
Consider comfortable shoes suitable for your tour
We can alter routes to make your tour wheelchair / stroller accessible

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