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The Angel of the North

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Address: Durham Road | Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 6AA, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Iconic Monument for the North East

I drive past The Angel nearly every day and it makes me feel proud of where I'm from. It's iconic, it's huge, it's a must see.. If your driving up north on the A1 then stop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Shaun R
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I drive past The Angel nearly every day and it makes me feel proud of where I'm from. It's iconic, it's huge, it's a must see.. If your driving up north on the A1 then stop and have a look. Or if your in Newcastle for a visit then get the bus over! Spread your wings, get a photo!

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Thank Shaun R
Birtley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to get to parking provided off the A 167 north bound to gateshead. Must be seen in natural light, as no artificial light exists. Makes great photos. When you live as close as I do and pass it everyday on the way to work it can make you smile.

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Thank 007jezabel
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must for anyone visiting or passing through the north east of England. Located just off (and visible from) the A1 at Gateshead. Be sure to take a camera but everyone else does so you may have to wait for others taking pics. There's ample free parking and usually an ice cream van in summer. No toilet facilities.

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Thank Phil R
Consett, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky that the sun shoe brightly during our visit. The iconic landmark had to be seen and we enjoyed learning about its history. The memorial garden is a nice quiet area off to one side, and there was an ice cream van in the car park too. Enjoyed a good hour here and didn't get bored.

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Thank Lauren L
Gateshead
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most fab-u-l-ous and iconic scupture ever built. And it is just on my doorstep . It makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck...

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Thank Jennie J
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had taken a bus from Newcastle city center to the angel of north, it was a great ride with such beautiful scenery. The best place to sit is the first/front seats on the top floor of the double decker bus :). You will be able to spot the angle of north from miles away but only once you reach... More 

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Thank Shwetha V
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the iconic statue or symbol that people often use to describe the North Easterners.........You can actually see this statue when passing through A1, It is actually a massive symbol that you don't have to stress yourself before you can see it. I have been there couple of time. I recommend it for all

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Thank princeiseoluwa
Penrith, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great structure always love to see it when u travel along the a1 near gateshead. What a landmark. Just a nice place to visit and a short walk.

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Thank tim186328
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aye, it's bonny, made out of metal which is as rusted now as the day that they built it. I always thought Gateshead should have spent the the money on improving their terrible education system rather than a chunk of metal though, but who am I to suggest how my council tax gets spent...

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Thank Saxon T
Gateshead
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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The angel is always a good little trip for a day out for all ages. Its great to get pictures but be wary that everyone else is trying to do the same. There is nothing around it so don't expect to see much other than it's beautiful open arms!

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