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The Angel of the North

Durham Road | Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 6AA, England
44-191-477-3478
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Gateshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

An excellent creation of artist Antony Gormley on Tyneside near New castle. It is 65 ft high and 175 ft across the wings. Body weighs 100 tons and wings 50 tons each. It is the largest sculpture in UK and probably the largest angel in the world. Wings are not flat but at an angle of 3.5 degrees forward.Designed to... More

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Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Have passed by this umpteen times and decided this week to cut off the motorway and get some pics.Nearly everybody u see is all doing the same pose..arms outstretched lol..so had to join in.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you are near there go, the size and the view from there is great. It is easy to find well at that size you can't miss it. A fairly good car park and again somewhere not to miss.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I know it isn't to everyones taste, but don't be too harsh. The more you study it, the more you may like it! You were never going to get the wonderful, iconic sandstone carvings from a bygone era, but this is a piece for now. It represents regeneration of the area, it is not a religious symbol in the usual... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A great piece of huge art! Loved it - size, curves, lines and breadth. 2 minutes off the A1. You won't be disappointed.

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What a great experience. You do not realise just how massive this sculpture is until you are next to it. Lots of foreign tourists visiting it but no details available as to its origin or purpose.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This iconic piece stands on a small hillock just outside Gateshead facing south, welcoming those travelling north into the city. Beautifully designed and most significant for its sheer scale. Years of exposure have created a surprisingly uniform layer of brick red rustiness. If you're in the area - even vaguely close - you should go to see this.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is something you will either love or hate. It over looks the A1 and can't be missed as you pass. A land mark which has plenty of parking if you want to get up close and personal.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Come and pay homage! Bring your unwanted fridge, freezer, washing machine. Dire to say the least. Hardly art. Makes the north east the capital of poor taste.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Iconic sculpture internationally known, anything that focuses attention on the North East is good in my book. The area immediately around the sculpture needs to be free from buildings as not to obscure it but there is land for cafe etc on the site.

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