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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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 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 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
470 helpful votes 470 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have driven past the angel many times on the A1 and have said for many years...i must stop and go and look at it, I'm so glad that i did this year and wish i'd done it a long time ago. I never realise how close it was to the A1....so to anyone in the same mind set as... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

On a whim we got a local taxi driver to drive us here as it's something we'll probably never see again and it was only a 15 minute drive away. Absolutely stunning and the sun was just going down so got some amazing photos. Small parking area to stop and get out and walk around. So pleased we thought to... More

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Coal Township, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There's something very cool about the Angel of the North when you're driving (I think it's the A1/A167) up to Newcastle from Manchester or Heathrow. I think it's the feeling that you're almost home after a long journey. If you take a moment and stop, the Angel is truly awesome when you stand next to it. It seems huge. I... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good if you like that sort of thing. I am afraid it wasn't for me as I like something that has more meaning about it. The position is nice but could do with more seats for visitors to view from.There are only two seats and an ice cream van .Disappointed.

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Lincolnshire
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138 reviews 138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have seen Angel of the North many times, previously, but only from the A1 whilst driving past. I have always marvelled at the scale and at the sculpture itself. However, whilst driving south from work in Newcastle, I happened to find myself directly alongside, and called into the car park to have a closer look. The scale is almost... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just as it looks in all the pictures you've seen of it but you can park right up close to get a good view and take photos

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Brighton And Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went to see the Angel of the north by bus from the metro centre, Journey was short, so great to see the angel, it will stay in our minds as a great piece of art.

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