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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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Visited twice in 24 hours - 4pm Saturday with folk all over, then 930am Sunday in the sunshine with very few folk around. Great photos both times. The wingspan is awe inspiring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited twice in 24 hours - 4pm Saturday with folk all over, then 930am Sunday in the sunshine with very few folk around. Great photos both times. The wingspan is awe inspiring. Fitting landmark for the North East. Love it.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Built in the 90's, The Angel has become pretty much the symbol of the North East England. I can definitely understand why, it's magnificent! You can see it from the train if you're going to Newcastle upon Tyne from South (it will be on your right-hand side).

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the Angel many times,always feel overawed by the simplicity of the towering structure which stlll managed to convey a a powerful presence. It shows the history of the North East was founded largely on steel,and hints at the strength and resiliance of the people. Fanciful perhaps,see how you feel at the feet of the Angel!

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Mariestad, Sverige
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Well, this statue is 20 m high, made of steel, and was constructed in the 1990s. You see it from far away when coming by bus or train in northern England on the countryside in Gateshead area which is located south of Newcastle. Of course it's huge so that's impressive but I can't say it's beautiful. Would be nice to... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

people love it I dont like it but there again when you see it you know your back in Geordie landJust dont like the idea that the guy who made it Gormley can have a say in what happens around it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazed at the size of the angel. Nothing else there and on a windy day wear a coat as its cold . Just great to see. You can see the angel coming North on the A1. The angel welcomes you to Gateshead. People of Gateshead are proud of the angel.

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Nelson, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to see the Angel of the North as we were near the area. I went when I was little and remember it being huge however on returning it wasnt as big as I remembered...obviously! Quite cold when we went and there isnt much around the statue apart from perhaps a coffee van. Its not a full days out... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Still amazing to visit almost eighteen years later. The corten steel has weathered to a beautiful orange/red. Looks incredible when viewed from the foot, looking up to the span of the wings. A warm welcome to Tyneside.

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cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the angel is a stunning piece of art ( most seen in the UK), huge PR for Gormley (why are all his figures representations of him?) Anyway, don't go with a Geordie welder, apparently it was made in Hartlepool, and welding is dire. It is huge and on a grand industrial scale, worth a visit

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A striking piece of modern sculpture with a commanding view of the city and countryside. The Angel of the North is one of the largest pieces of public art in the UK and has become an icon for North East England. A must for photographers.

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