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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  • August 20, 2017
    sorry to say this so called art is hideous every time I see it I just think to myself why? is this the best design they could think of  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Stopped off here on the drive to Edinburgh to eat our picnic lunch. It was a lovely sunny day and not that busy. Really impressive and quite restful. If ever driving this far north well worth visiting...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    It is a work of art. Yes it looks rusty... yes you might think "why?". But if you are passing it is free so stop in and take a look.  more »
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  • Well worth the visit. There is no incentive to stay much longer than about 10 minutes. You could have a picnic in the open grass area, but there aren't any facilities available for extended stays. The titanic size and girth of this monument definitely makes an impression worth experiencing in person.
  • It is a 20m tall and 56m wide large steel sculpture designed by Antony Gormley and completed in 1998.¬†One of the significances of the place is coal miners worked beneath the construction site for two centuries. Ample parking space. Beautiful landscapes.
  • Great to have finally got to see this. Quick trip. Free to view. I didn't spend more than 5 minutes there
  • Brilliant place to visit. Easily accessible just of A1 only 10min drive from Newcastle. Well worth a visit
  • A unique tourist attraction that could do with some form of facilities, there is a mobile coffee van and ice cream van but the local council should consider a proper tea room or similar in the vicinity.

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