The Angel of the North, Gateshead

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One of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced, The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley. Constructed from 200 tons (more than 440,000 lbs) of steel, this enormous angel towers above its surroundings, standing 20 m (66 ft) tall, with a wingspan stretching 54 m (177 ft). Weathered steel gives the angel a red color. Appreciate the piece from your car or up close on foot. For dramatic photos, visit at sunrise or sunset. Take advantage of the plentiful parking and free admission. When visiting the statue, be prepared for windy conditions. Using our world travel planner, Gateshead attractions like The Angel of the North can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you're passing, I'd definitely recommend that you take the exit for the Angel. It's really cool to see it - it's much bigger than you'd think! It is exposed so take care in winter but well wohht a ...  more »
  • We love coming to see the angel. Over the years we have stopped off on the road north many times. Never in such a storm as this time. Dramatic in all weather but great to see today. The place was full...  more »
  • This 20m high sculpture is a well known landmark of Gateshead and the NE of England. Having seen images of it many times it was great to actually visit it whilst on a trip to Newcastle. There is a fre...  more »
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  • This was more impressive than I expected, I was quite joyous that I got to see it for myself. It's nearly impossible to take a photo without someone standing in the way, but that's understandable. It's a great location to chill out on the grass and maybe have a picnic (though there are no toilets). If you are traveling from the north, you will have to drive past it, round a roundabout and back up, so I suggest coming from the south (if possible) if visiting for the first time, to avoid getting confused. There's a lot of interesting information about the statue as you approach it, which is definitely worth a read.
  • Grown to be known and recognised throughout the world. I've met numerous people that are amazed by it's beauty, even on cold dark days people love the Angel! If your passing through the region or staying here make sure you take time to visit one of the North East finest works of art. I pass it every day and feel proud its now such a fantastic part of our culture.
  • I always thought it would be bigger, but I was still impressed! probably best to go there early morning or early evening (sunset and sunrise will always make for better photos). Worth a visit :)
  • Lovely place. Views are fantastic. Perfect for picnics, a walk around or place to get away from everything.
  • It is quite the impressive monument. Well worth visiting for a bit. Sometimes there are ice cream trucks in the parking lot. I bet you can get really impressive pictures if you go early in the morning. Went on a Sunday and it was absolutely packed with families.

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