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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. 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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  • If you have never been to this FREE family attraction, it is well worth a visit, you will be amazed! The shire size of this up close is phenomenal, there are display boards informing you of its constr...  more »
  • We stopped off to stand under this great statue on our way into Newcastle. It's a fabulous stop off to stretch your legs, learn about this iconic structure and have some refreshments (the ice cream va...  more »
  • We visited Newcastle earlier this year and was very impressed with this fabulous landmark! It was lovely to have a walk around and take some photos  more »
  • Brilliant landmark. Free Parking, Loads of Space to enjoy picnics or kick a ball around with the kids. Ice Cream man and decent coffee van also usually a permanent fixture. Impressive structure that has to be seen up close to be appreciated. Would definitely also recommend as an excellent place to stretch your legs as there is easy access on and off the A1 ( M) both directions.
  • I'd driven past the Angel on dozens of occasions, as I hurtled along the A1 to and from Newcastle but recently decided to pull off the motorway and pay homage. The Angel is magnificent and awe-inspiring. At the foot of the earthy mound on which she stands I was moved when I realised that some visitors had felt it fitting to scatter the ashes of their dear-departed relatives in the imposing shadow of the Angel. This I can appreciate, under the Angel's massive wingspan, high above the Tyne valley, on a grassy, windswept knoll you can't help but feel protected - whether in this life or the next.
  • Great place to visit! Looks much better up close rather than just driving past! Well worth actually going to it to see ☺☺
  • I found this place a good feature to visit while visiting Newcastle. There are parking facilities for cars and mini buses. I expected it to be in a more rural location but its actually in a populated area just off a main road.
  • This beast of a structure is all the more impressive when you stand next to it , worth reading the notes on its construction