The greatest statues and monuments in Newcastle

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To kick off the list, Grey’s Monument. The iconic landmark is integral to Newcastle’s culture and identity. You can actually go on a monument tour, which includes climbing 164 steps to the top and taking a look at the beautiful view of the city. Tours for this season have now ended, but they will be taking bookings again in Spring 2023.

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Chinese Arch

The beautiful chinese arch that serves as the entrance to Newcastle’s chinatown, is always noticed for its intricate details and vibrant colours. Every year, a Chinese New Year parade takes place in Newcastle.

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Alan Shearer

For the NUFC fans, Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer was given his own statue in 2016. The 10ft statue moved locations recently, and now stands next to another football legend statue, Sir Bobby Robson at the steps to the entrance of the Gallowgate West corner at St James’ Park.

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St George and Dragon War Memorial

Another iconic statue placed in a central location, St George and Dragon War Memorial sits on Eldon Square outside of the shopping centre. The statue shows St George slaying a dragon. It is a beautiful statue enriched in history.

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Man with Potential Selves

Technically this is three statues, however it had to be included on the list. Located near Central Station, they were sculpted by Sean Henry and unveiled in 2003. Each statue has a different name, Standing Man, Walking Man and Floating Man. The statues were commissioned by the Grainger Town Partnership, and are a firm favourite among Newcastle residents.

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