Victoria Tunnel Tours - Things to Know Before Visiting
Victoria Tunnel Tour Meeting Point, 55 Lime St, Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, UK
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About Victoria Tunnel Tours
The Victoria Tunnel is a subterranean waggonway that runs under Newcastle upon Tyne, England, from the Town Moor down to the River Tyne. It was built between 1839 and 1842 to transport coal from Leazes Main Colliery in Spital Tongues to riverside staithes (jetties) ready for loading onto boats for export. The Tunnel is open all year round to the public for guided tours which include fantastic sound and visual effects, running regularly throughout the year.
Attractions Near Victoria Tunnel Tours
Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books, located at 30 Lime Street in Ouseburn, Newcastle. Seven Stories is a charity, founded in 1996 by Elizabeth Hammill OBE and Mary Briggs OBE, to collect, champion and celebrate its children’s literature. It is the first and only museum in the UK wholly to the art of British children's books. Their archive is housed in a separate building in Felling.
The Cluny is a 300-capacity live music venue, pub and café, on Lime Street, in the Ouseburn Valley area of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Based in a former flax spinning mill, The Cluny occupies part of the wider building at 36 Lime Street, sharing the space with artists, offices and recording studios. The Cluny is a regular fixture in the top 100 list of World's Best Bars, and is currently the only pub in Newcastle upon Tyne to make the list.
The UK's largest independent commercial art, craft & design gallery founded in 2002 and located in the cultural quarter of Newcastle, Ouseburn. A former Victorian biscuit manufacturing warehouse, The Biscuit Factory underwent a sympathetic refurbishment, ensuring that many of the original and characterful facets of the building such as the beams and brickwork were maintained.
Hadrian's Wall Path is a long-distance footpath in the north of England, which became the 15th National Trail in 2003. The National Trail is an 84-mile pathway that passes through a landscape walkers love for its diversity; bracing moorland gives way to cheerful fields, copses open out onto sky-filled vistas and all that green eventually gives way to dynamic city streets.
The Ouseburn Valley is the name of the valley of the Ouseburn, a small tributary of the River Tyne, running southwards through the east of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The name refers particularly to the urbanised lower valley, spanned by three impressive bridges, which is nowadays a cultural and social oasis close to the centre of Newcastle.
Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the world's first and only tilting bridge, and was designed by Ramboll with Wilkinson Eyre. Made of steel and designed with the aid of LUSAS Bridge analysis software, the bridge stands 45m high and spans 105m across the River Tyne to provide a link for pedestrians and cyclists between the newly revived Newcastle quayside and the Gateshead quayside opposite.
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Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England. The county is bordered to the north by Northumberland, to the south by County Durham and to the east of the county lies the North Sea. It is the smallest county in North East England by area, but by far the largest in terms of population.