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The Angel of the North, Gateshead

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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. By using our Gateshead holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to The Angel of the North and other attractions in Gateshead.
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  • Even after 16 years the Angel doesn't disappoint. You can park close by and get up close and personal. No permanent facilities there but there's often an ice cream van and/or a butty wagon. If you wan...  read more »
  • Awesome structure. Absolutely huge. Had to see it as would have been s massive shame to have been close and not seen it. Not much around it. Not much of a landmark... not like most other land marks - ...  read more »
  • It's not a day out and you shouldn't make a special trip to see the Angel but if you're travelling along the A1 and need to take a break, it's worth stretching your legs here for 15 mins. 
  • Lovely bit of public art. It's free, and there is convenient parking. Turn up early in the morning and you'll have the Angel to yourself for some great picture opportunities.
  • If you are after a great piece of artwork, this isn't it. Some people even find it underwhelming. However as an open space and a photography subject it is a great spot. Offers nice panorama and good sunset view as well (if sky is ever clear).
  • I've been two this place and it neds two be a climing frame because i lik too clime i am 76 today is my birthday and i lik too clime
  • How do you review a Local landmark? Well this one's a cookie. Designed by Antony Gormley, we don't really understand this type of futurism in the north east, were just amused that it's big, it's rusty and you can't miss it, ( *well that was the idea, for people traveling down the A1, but trees and foliage have covered up the eyeline to the angel making it awkward to see on the motorway* ) however if you decide to come and see it in person, there's a small park and tourists apleanty taking photos. Best in the summer when it's warm, as it's windy up there on the mount.
  • Worth a look if you're in the area. In case you haven't seen a picture, it's a great big steel angel statue. Free to view & park. Easy to find. The only amenities are a butty van in the carpark.
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