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Informative and Amusing

Did the tour on 15/09/18 with the informative and amusing tour guide Pete. Although I was aware of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MDJW55
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Love it

Done photography down here 2 years ago. Done torch painting in the tunnels on Halloween and it was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul K
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Guided tours of the fully preserved 19th century coal waggonway and WW2 air-raid shelter. Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be booked online through our website or by telephone during office hours. Tours every week on most days, check the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our grandsons, 6 and 8 years old. We did the one hour visit which was long enough for the boys. The gentleman leading our group was very informative . Would go again.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did the tour on 15/09/18 with the informative and amusing tour guide Pete. Although I was aware of the tunnel and it’s history going inside it was a great experience and I found out so much more information. One of the things about the tour...More

Thank MDJW55
CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your "Informative and Amusing" review. Pete is delighted you had such a great time on your tour. During WW2 the lighting system was very poor and power cuts were a constant occurrence so the total darkness you experienced was something that those...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Done photography down here 2 years ago. Done torch painting in the tunnels on Halloween and it was epicMore

Thank Paul K
CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, our Lightpainting sessions are a regular feature on Wednesday evenings and enjoyed by lots of happy photographers and our experienced Light Painter experts. The next season of our fantastic Halloween themed tours are available on our website, I hope...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the 2 hour tour and the time flew. Made all the better by our brilliant guide, Pete. The stories he told were engaging and brought the history to life. Well recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came today for the two hour tour and from beginning to end, we loved it!! Hearing the stories about how the tunnel was used in both WW2 and Victorian times from our guides, Ian and Dee was fascinating. The tour is brilliant, tour guides...More

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CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your "Fantastic" review, Ian, Dee and all our team of award winning guides are always pleased to hear how much our visitors have enjoyed their tours. Thanks for your recommendation.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Newcastle for nearly forty years, I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of this tunnel until recently. I visited it yesterday with a couple of friends and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The history of the tunnel is fascinating and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. I never new this lace existed until about a year ago. Amazing place with amazing history. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and the guides were excellent Would definitely recommend it to people interested...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an excellent experience. I have lived in and around Newcastle for 40 years and had never heard about this. Great guide and a fascinating piece of history. Really well worth a visit.More

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CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your great review. We are always pleased to hear when locals are delighted to find out about their own "Great piece of History" our terrific guides bring that history to life in a fascinating and entertaining presentation of the facts and anecdotes....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many residents of Newcastle even Know this place exists. So get to Know your own TOON. There were a number of tourists on our 2 hour tour. Dutch, Canadian and Americans not to mention Geordies . The two tour guides Phil and Donald were...More

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CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your kind review. I know that Phil and Donald thoroughly enjoyed your tour and are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it. Thanks for mentioning the recommendation for walking shoes and washable jackets and reminder that we've toilet facilities at our meeting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would have thought that a walk, even one that ventures into some tunnels built in Victorian times could be such a memorable experience? I wouldn't want to spoil the experience for others with too many details, but the guide was obviously very enthusiastic about...More

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I am sorry I wouldn’t know but I am sure the cruise director on your tour will be able to google it for you
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