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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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Great photography challenge!

If you're a photographer, the Angel is worth a scout. It's huge, obviously, so for one thing you'll need to be a good 100m or so away to fit her in. Another thing is, for an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you're a photographer, the Angel is worth a scout. It's huge, obviously, so for one thing you'll need to be a good 100m or so away to fit her in. Another thing is, for an impressive work, it's kind of underwhelming by itself. You have to be so far away there's not much in the foreground of your photo,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This site can be seen for miles around and offers an enormous area for car parking. It is iconic symbol of the North East. There is a lot of grass around the site and people picnic in the area. Many people go there to take photos, but for serious photographers I suggest timing is crucial. The sun sets and sunrises... More 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our boys enjoyed going to see the huge statue they saw when revelling past on the A1. Interesting sight and impressive feat of engineering

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

i live local to "our Angel" when it first went up it took some getting used to..... but it has put gateshead on the map and i know the locals including myself have learned to love this peice of artwork, if your passing its worth the visit even to take a few kodak moments ! there is nothing there apert... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Walked up to The Angel, looked at it, turned around, got back in the car. Only good thing was the parking was free. Waste of 5 minutes.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Phew ! What a magnificent piece of engineering /artwork . To stand at the base of this monument is a great feeling and it makes you appreciate the massive contribution the north east made towards buildings and structures in the world , and still does , but in a much smaller way today . This monument can be seen by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I live within a stones throw of this attraction an can see it from my upstairs window. For years I have never visited as I usually go in opposite direction when going out. Recently visited Durham so went to Angel on the way home. I had never realised how big & awesome it was we enjoyed and recommend visit if... More 

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Wark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As I did not take my car with me to Newcastle I went every where on Bus or Train.Got the bus by Next did not have to wait long and its only a short bus ride away got there early so not many people about had a good walk round the Angel then took the bus back well worth going... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

To me it is and will forever be "My Angel". I reckon I have taken more photographs of this iconic landmark than anyone else. Seriously, over the last 9 years I have taken tens of thousands of photographs of it. My Angel is a very special place to me, for reasons I will not go into here, but it is.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

angel of the north is worth a quick visit if you happen to be passing but not something to go out of your way for - it is an imposing structure from the scale point of view but maybe not the best representation of the area - one of those marmite things - either love it or hate it !

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