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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 1 week ago
dwis1
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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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Manchester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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245 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive past it most days, worth a visit and a photo! Iconic monument! Arms must be aching though, didn't move the whole time ;-)

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Thank pstuart467
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an English icon, so my husband and I were very keen to seek it out and get up close to it. There's a small free car park next to the Angel, we were surprised at how close it is to a large housing area. She is gorgeous, about 20 metres high and wide (50 metres-ish) and made... More 

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1 Thank Karen M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided on a 10 minute detour after years of passing this icon. Parking is easy and free and with a 200 metre walk to the statue itself. There is nothing else to see there but there is space to walk dogs. The statue itself doesn't disappoint close up and if you are someone who sees it regularly I promise... More 

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