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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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Quick stop off landmark

Although it is a quick stop off there is nothing to do (apart from take photos) at the attraction. The graffiti on it ruins it a little.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Riding Mill
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love love love the Angel - it has grown to be an iconic figure for the north of England. I love driving past it (nearly home when I see it), I love taking friends to have their photo taken next to it and I love seeing pictures of it (so very proud). I also find the curves of the figure... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's an impressive piece of art located in a large field close to the A1. There's not more you can say really other than its worth a visit but once you've been, you probably won't need to go back.

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Thank Nichola_p_85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this beautiful North East landmark. It encapsulates the industrial history and beauty of the surrounding area perfectly.

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Thank Gswbe1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

not much to say a lot of people get there photos took here but the base now has graffiti and kids hanging around quite often

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Thank Lauren B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong, I love getting to see different iconic sights - but don't bother wasting your time here. There's a dozen or so car parking spaces, and a boggy sloped grass area you need to walk across to get a photo from the front. As you look up, you realise that actually it's pretty tiny. If you fancy... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to visit the Angel of the North, I was using public transport and after a quick search on google I was able to find the best way to get there. From Eldon Square get the 21 Angel bus which will take you straight to the Angel. It's about a 15 to 20 minute bus ride and cost... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals call it Rusty Rita.. and you can see why when you get up close!! Good walk up to it. It's huge!!

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Thank Emmac25
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is a quick stop off there is nothing to do (apart from take photos) at the attraction. The graffiti on it ruins it a little.

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Thank dwis1
Sale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had passed this a couple of times in the car but this time decided to purposely visit. I spent about an hour there taking photos and looking at it from different angles. There is a board to read facts about the construction, weight dimensions etc.

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Thank Redandy60
Blaydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Andrew Gormleys angel is the sight you see when enetering the north east by either road or rail. You can park nearby and walk up to the bottom of the statue, not hugely exciting but worth going out of your way to see, built to represent the industrial past of the north east.

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