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The Angel of the North

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Address: Durham Road | Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 6AA, England
Phone Number: 44-191-477-3478
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The locals call this rusty busty!

Enormous statue - on a very open area so bring a jacket even on a fine day - very windy. I'm a little over 5ft tall and didn't even reach up to the statue's ankle!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Travelling along the A1(M) between Washington and Newcastle if you can miss this sight let's hope you aren't the driver. It is massive! When it first appeared all those years ago I would visit my mother living in South Gateshead and seeing this after 250 miles of driving was the sign I was home. A great location and an amazing... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Enormous statue - on a very open area so bring a jacket even on a fine day - very windy. I'm a little over 5ft tall and didn't even reach up to the statue's ankle!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very easy to visit and parking right beside it. It's well worth a stop off to have a look if passing.

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Woodborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Impressive piece of engineering/modern art. We were travelling north and just had to make a short detour to visit the famous Angel - surely one of the most photographed artworks in the world! Well worth stopping, or even a detour if you're in the area.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Hideous monstrosity but everyone has their own view on public art. At least it has parking now and you get great views from the mound.

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have passed this on many times when in the area but had not visited before. The site itself is fairly small with parking for perhaps 30 cars. There are no facilities on site but on or visit an enterprising mibile coffee staff as well as an icecream van were there which was handy for the steady stream of visitors..... More 

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Birtley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We live nearby and can see the Angel from our house! Every now and then we take friends or family to see the Angel up close. It is an interesting place to go and you get some nice photos - especially when it is sunny with a clear sky. Try not to go when it's cloudy as your pics aren't... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Synonymous with the North East of England. If you are into engineering, you will enjoy learning facts about its weight, building, depth of foundations etc.

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Hereford UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It well worth a visit, the sculpture is amazing, it's a pity it's doesn't have more land surrounding it

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Passed this sculpture many times but this time we had time to stop. The information board and free parking are very good, as is access to the angel itself. However the view is being hidden by the growth of trees nearby, and also when you leave you have to drive more than a mile up a dual carriageway before you... More 

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