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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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North Wales
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is okay for a stop off and there is no fee. There are also no toilets or anything else. The kids will love it, but you will struggle to spend more than ten minutes here unless you have a picnic. Having said that, there are only two benches. I didnt think it was that big and i cant imagine... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the Angel of the North whilst on a short break. There is a car park next to it and it is well sign posted off the A1. You can stand at the base and get pictures but it gets very busy with visitors so I would advise you to choose your time carefully to try to minimise other... More

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Brotton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Passed the Angel on many many occasions so me and my partner decided to stop off and get up close and personal with her. Driving by this really doesn't do it justice, its an amazing structure once up close and great place to see the veiw over Gateshead.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Modern art, impressive construction but very much a matter of taste. One of those things you need to see for real and up close but I would not go far out of my way to see it but I am more of a fan of nature or engineering for a purpose. Travel to see the Forth Rail Bridge but only... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I've wanted to see the Angel close up for years and finally got to go this summer. It's amazing. If you're anywhere close don't miss it!!

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The Angel of the north was much bigger when standing at her feet than I thought , glad we went to see her, she totally dominates her surroundings, ice cream and coffee vans there so you could have a cuppa whilst therex

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Windermere
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There is a free car park, well signposted, off the A1. It's worth stopping to get a much better view of the angel. Great photo opportunities.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

First time actually stopping at the Angel as opposed to just driving by on the motorway. Friends advised it was much better now with a small car park available. It was early evening with the sun going down which just highlighted the aged metal rust even more - beautiful. When built I remember thinking it was too modern and a... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It is what it is really. Can be seen from some distance away. You don't realise the size until stood beneath it

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Although you can see this magnificent structure from the A1, it's well worth taking a short 15 minute detour to stand next to it. It's just off the A1 very easy to find and plenty of free parking right next to it. I did find it inspiring.

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