The Angel of the North
The Angel of the North
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Jos W
Plymouth, UK246 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
My new bride had this on her “bucket list” of places to see and we were not disappointed. The installation is beautiful and breathtaking in size.

Firstly it is FREE to visit and there is ample FREE parking

Despite us thinking there was going to be quite a hike involved, it turns out the car park is basically at the same level, with easy slope walkways to the sculpture. Making it easily accessible to all including wheelchair users.
Written June 21, 2022
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Nel
London, UK145 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Iconic statue. Well worth taking a small detour to go and see it. I was surprised to learn it was only installed in 1998, I really thought it had been there longer!

Free parking always good.

We went on a Wednesday evening at about 5.30/6pm and there were only a few people there. Would recommend going when it's slightly quieter to avoid the crowds for a better photo op and to have a good read of the information board.
Written July 15, 2021
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JessH
London, UK90 contributions
Sep 2021
When in newcastle, this is a quick place you can visit! We took "The Angel 21" from Newcastle Eldon Square 'Stand G' to visit this iconic sculpture. It is very tall and attractive, and has plenty of free car park space if you want to take the car.

We stayed around 20-30 minutes to see the sculpture and made our way back to Newcastle, where we stopped at St Joseph's Catholic Church (located in Gateshead) on route back to Newcastle with the bus!
Written October 20, 2021
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r0ugepasm0rt
Orleans, France9 contributions
Jul 2022
The angel is fine, just what you expect to see. It's set in what looks like nice surroundings with walks (not mobile enough to have ventured past the angel itself). However, there is VERY little parking AND the coffee "van" is incredibly overpriced £8 for two espressos! Obviously, a captive audience so she can charge what she wants. Also let down by lack of toilets. They want to save the planet by putting charging points in but not from the human sewage I imagine is in the wooded parts with the numbers of kids visiting.
Written July 28, 2022
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R1chardN
Surbiton, UK580 contributions
Oct 2021
This very imposing sculpture by Anthony Gormley is worth seeing. We called in on a drive to Northumberland. It is easy to get to from the motorway and there is sufficient parking a short walk from the sculpture.
The colour of the metal enriches the shapes and detail and it is well kept.
Written November 19, 2021
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Lee
584 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We were driving down the A1 and were really interested to stop and see this statue as we live near the Ironman by the same artist in Crosby. There is a free car parking area where you can leave your car and walk straight up to the statue which is enormous. Some families were enjoying picnics sitting around the base. It was a lovely rest and a great break from driving for awhile. Very different to our iron man and very impressive.
Written August 31, 2021
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Martin631
Plymouth, UK18 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I last drove past the Angel when I was around 20 years old and nearly 25 years later on a road trip decided I was actually going to stop on the way by. The Angel is really impressive up close and I was glad that I made it a part of the plan especially with the weather being so amazing. What’s more, I wasn’t expecting any refreshments (neither was my son) and found a place selling slush puppies much to his delight.
Written August 7, 2022
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kittysk6
Stockport, UK113 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Yeah it was on my bucket list of things to see. I'm a great lover of architecture and sculptures. And I couldn't wait to see this for myself. Its so beautiful 😍 we visited late on in the day and it was cold wet windy and miserable. But it certainly didn't dampen our spirits and we weren't the only ones. Surprisingly we weren't the only visitors to not be put off by the weather. The Angel I have to say was smaller than I expected but was still amazing to behold. There is no visitor center or WC on site. But the car park was ample big enough. Would recommend anyone stop off for few photos if passing. Has to be done.
Written February 23, 2022
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cheshire3131
Runcorn, UK468 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
This statue was something I had always wanted to see close up having passed it several times on the motorway.
I was so pleased I did.
Free parking close by which was great.
Don't pass it, take a closer look.
Written March 25, 2022
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Anita B
Bristol, UK32 contributions
Aug 2021
We were surprised that we were not able to see it while driving along the motorway although we discovered that it was more visible when travelling in the other direction. Although the sculpture is big and standing on the top of a hill, we were surprised that it wasn't bigger and it didn't dominate its surroundings as expected. But it was impressive and well worth our detour to find it. There is a small, free car park and your SAT NAV will take you there with ease.
Written October 17, 2021
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