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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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Worth a short stop and to get great photos.

Stopped off on our way from Cragside to Durham. It was sunny so we took some lovely photos. There is an information board but little else. Might have been disappointed if I'd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Clare H
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stopped off on our way from Cragside to Durham. It was sunny so we took some lovely photos. There is an information board but little else. Might have been disappointed if I'd driven a long way to visit, but if you're passing, it is worth stopping to admire the detail up close.

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Thank Clare H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a lot of parking but still managed as turn around seems to be quick. Room for coaches also and bus stops very near by. Easy to get to from A1. Clean area, sani/ice cream vans and seating. Fab views and great for photographs. Easy access for wheelchairs.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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835 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made a stop at the side of the road as this is a pedestrian access statue. The parking lot is relatively small and there were two food trucks to serve people. It is a very short walk to the statue, it is surrounded by a grass area on top of a old coal mine. When I first saw the... More 

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Thank Kevin D
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on our way to Northumberland and decided to stop here !! The positives were the sheer size and way it was created but we were underwhelmed as expected abit more , visitor centre and cafe would have helped ! It's windy and exposed do a watering hole and somewhere to interest the kids abit more would really help!... More 

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Thank Anthony M
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had seen this on he TV but up close it was amazing. Lovely views all around. Very impressive and it was great to get up close to the statue.

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Thank TracyandJulieS
Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to find and park, a simple statue on a hill but up close it is inspiring. Worth a visit if you are passing on the A1

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Thank Paulacooke
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't visit Tyneside without a visit to the Angel. My boy loves it there. Nothing else of note near by. However if you're passing in the car, pull over , stretch out your arms and get your picture took.

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Thank marksteel1979
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We no longer live in the NE but do still visit annually. Our kids enjoy pointing it out as we approach Gateshead. The iconic design sweeps across the skyline and is visible from afar. A bit tricky to take proper selfie photos. Even having photos taken proves challenging to properly capture either the subject or the mammoth structure itself, other... More 

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Thank shmaltzer
Windlesham, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Over many years I have visited and stayed in Gateshead on business. Initially thought as odd, I came to love this sight, often staying in hotels near bye. Iconic, almost making me feel safe? Love it

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Thank Roger G
Ellesmere shropshire
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

worth a short stop but i wouldn't base a trip on it. there is plenty of parking and an area to sit. i wouldn't say it was a place to let children play as it is surrounded by roads . Interesting to read the facts about its construction.

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