The view from the top… Grey’s Monument

After reading New Girl in Toon’s Never Have I Ever… Newcastle Confessions post in March, I realised that there are still quite a few things I’ve never done in this glorious city despite living here virtually my entire life. Until then, I had no idea Grey’s Monument was ever open to the public! In fact, the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative open the iconic site for a couple of Saturdays every summer and for a measly £4 you can ascend the 164 steps and witness the most incredible view of the greatest city in the world.

Despite not being a ‘foodie’ post, I figured this would be a great place to share some of the photos we took from the top. For anyone interested, Craig’s camera is a Canon EOS 100D (I’m sure that means something to all you photograph buffs out there…).

The weather forecast was pretty terrible for yesterday but we ended up having a truly glorious day, I was stood at the top in just a t-shirt (probably something to do with how much I sweated climbing those 164 steps!). The top of the monument is an incredibly serene place to be on a busy afternoon in the toon. As it was such a clear day, we could see practically every significant landmark the city had to offer…

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To find out dates and ticket information to climb Grey’s Monument, visit Newcastle Gateshead Initiative. Tickets are very limited as you can only probably fit six people up there at once! It’s well worth it though.

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