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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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I stopped off here while visiting Newcastle. A very impressive structure which could easily be made into more of a tourist attraction with a visitor centre and cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

HUGE! Omni present piece of metal is well worth stopping for a shufters if you are near. There is a free car park but no WC. Best time would be daybreak or sunset for that iconic snap. Can be busy.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped off as we were travelling down from Edinburgh to Yorkshire and passed this. There is a reasonably good car park, and a burger van there also. Could probably do with a toilet block. The statue itself, impressive, good photo opportunity. worth a 10 minute stop to look at it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I got a glimpse of the angel of the north while a friend drove pass. Nice work of art. Not many other things to see around it though

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing sight to greet you as you reach newcastle, you cannot. Imagine the scale of it and is truly amazing up close. This is definitely worth a visit, very little is free to visit these days

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stoke on trent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped off here while visiting Newcastle. A very impressive structure which could easily be made into more of a tourist attraction with a visitor centre and cafe.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Remember when it was being put in place, lots of people hated it. Now it's an icon of the great North East of England. A must see if you are in the area even if you just pass by on the A1.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have passed it on several occasions whilst on the A The majority of the time in stop start traffic. Eventually visited and when close up you get a true prospective of its size. After standing and marvelling at it there is very little else to do. Worth a look when passing

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Must go and have your photo taken here. There is parking and if you are lucky there will be an ice cream van there. It could do with some facilities. Great views of the countryside.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This landmark was worth seeing close-up and worth the very short detour off the A1. The car park is free and only a short walk from this impressive work of art. Good information boards and a must to be photographed sitting on its feet. Definitely has the WOW-factor when seen up close and especially beautiful glowing in the sun.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anywhere near here just stop for 15 mins. and have a look close up, it's much bigger than you think. Didn't know you can drive to it, but it was easy and free parking. Most impressive and a great landmark. Shame to see idiots had painted 'tags' at the base, but just look up and wonder.

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