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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 22 Attractions in Gateshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We decided to go and visit the Angel while on a trip to the Metro Centre. It's easy to find, free parking and you can get some fabulous pics. There's is a board giving you all the details of the sculpture. Worth a visit in my opinion.

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Austin, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very impressive! Worth a trip - it's just by the main road heading north - not out of the way at all!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

You need to stand under it to realise just how big it is. A fantastic piece of sculpture that makes you feel small.

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Canberra, Australia
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223 reviews 223 reviews
133 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is an impressive modern sculpture placed on top of an old coal mine. Representing the past, present and future she is as big as a jumbo jet and just as impressive!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You can't appreciate the scale of the Angel until you've seen him up close. The site is only small, in fact you can barely get far enough away to take a full length photo, but well worth as visit

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Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Before the Angel if on holiday you said Newcastle.Since the Angel Gateshead was put on the map and everyone has heard of it.From the awarding of the Angel we have had the Sage one of the best music venues in the world.The Baltic a magnificent contemporary art venue and the fabulous Millennium bridge.All thanks to the Angel which looks over... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

When you stand at the feet of the angel, you wonder - how on Earth did they build this and erect it on site. It's awsome verging on epic. One of the seven wonders of the North East !

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Nairobi and Mombasa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Read some very funny reviews of this sculpture. Firstly you can TURN OFF the motorway to go and see it. For the atheist... it's a representation of an angel... so why are you offended? You don't HAVE to believe in dragons, you can see a statue of a dragon without being deeply offended. Get over it! It's dramatic and it's... More

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New England
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125 reviews 125 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If anyone is in the area, do stop and have a look. The car park is a good size and the walkways appear to be wheelchair friendly. The proportions of the angel are different when you're closer to the sculpture. I enjoy the engineering side of things, but this piece makes you think of the art as well as the... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
50 attraction reviews
1,018 helpful votes 1,018 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Travelling back from the Metro Centre decided to visit the Angel. Car park next to it and information on display about the attraction (height etc). A decent photo stop but not much else. If you are passing it's worth visiting - but not worth going out of your way to see.

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