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The Angel of the North

Durham Road | Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 6AA, England
+44 191 478 4222
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Stunning

Whilst you can see this from afar, actually going and seeing it close up is very impressive indeed... read more

Reviewed today
Yorkterrier01
She is still fabulous

It is a place to visit and revisit . The statue is still very impressive and viewed with great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sally-copps49
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“closer look” (37 reviews)
“wings” (50 reviews)
“car park” (136 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Durham Road | Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 6AA, England
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+44 191 478 4222
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"public art"
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"awe inspiring"
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"walk up"
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"impressive structure"
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Reviewed today

Whilst you can see this from afar, actually going and seeing it close up is very impressive indeed. You can really appreciate the scale and ambition of both the Council, who commissioned it, and the artist.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a place to visit and revisit . The statue is still very impressive and viewed with great affection . It is the surrounding space that got my attention today . When you see planting it is hard to imagine what it will become...More

Thank sally-copps49
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This magnificent metal sculpture by Antony Gormley, is a prime example of “ars gratia artis”, or “art for art’s sake”. Reading some of the reviews, many people just do not get it, and bemoan the cost. Coming from the North West, we have our own...More

Thank KevtheExplorer
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whilst the Angel was magnificent, it would be good to have some more refreshments there. One ice cream van! What about having picnic tables, food outlets, toilets, souvenirs. Make some money for the region, create some jobs. Just a thought?

Thank James D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Can't get this ? It looks like a aeroplane stuck in the ground , sorry but I am not into this art stuff and think the mo eye spent on this could have been put o better use , eg hospitals , medical or the...More

Thank Colin A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was on our tick list of things to see. We had visited Durham & wanted to go further north to see this ‘Angel’. The parking was welcome & free so we could walk to the statue. We were surprised at the huge size of...More

1  Thank goodi134
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such an overwhelming feeling of proudness.Yes I am from the north east but it still stands as a symbol for the north east of England being up against it you have a fantastic view around you. Please visit kids love it and so do adults.

Thank jackson116
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy parking, easy to wander around. It was a quiet evening as a certain football match was on. Hadn't seen it for a long time and it was nice to see it again.

Thank Helena W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was travelling to Edinburgh along the A1 so I thought that, as I was passing, I should take a peek at the Angel of the North. I asked a petrol attendant near Gateshead if I was near, and she looked at me as if...More

Thank ta323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stop and actually go up to it and see it close up..it is huge. There is a little car park which is nice to stop and take photos of the structure. Sadly it had been vandalised with graffiti as most things are these...More

Thank Janinnwales
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Steve J
December 31, 2017|
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Nope! Have to hide in a bush I’m afraid
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Hi, the Angel is on the A167 Durham Road just before it joins the A1. There are loads of buses that use this road as a southern route out of the Newcastle/Gateshead conurbation. I don't use that many buses so can't... More
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Being politically correct: gender neutral.
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