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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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Its iconic and something to do

It's something to do for free... its iconic. A quick 10/20mins. It wont keep the kids very entertained, theres parking, no food/drinks available or shops nearby.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's something to do for free... its iconic. A quick 10/20mins. It wont keep the kids very entertained, theres parking, no food/drinks available or shops nearby.

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This amazing sculpture is about 10-15 min drive from the city centre, its free to walk around, sit on the grass and take in the view. There is nothing else here bar an ice cream van with overpriced produce.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent an afternoon dining then socializing over a 4 to 5 hour period. Starter soup...looked and tasted like blitzed leftovers. Scampi main, nothing to write home about, no way of telling but i suspect it was frozen and not particularly tasty. Drinks. Asked for a rum and pep and staff had never heard of it. A guy who appeared to... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Angel of the North is magnificent. Well worth seeing. It's easy to get to as it is just at the road side. There is a little lay by to park in and you can walk right up to the sculpture.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! What an amazing structure and such a testament to the ares industrial heyday. It's a bit on the chilly side st this time of year so wrap up! There is a snack van on site selling rolls sandwiches and hot / cold drinks. Well worth a visit, especially if you like taking pictures. There is a great view of... More 

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telford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the roadside it looks like a bit of rusty metal. When you get up close,you see the sheer magnitude and brilliance if a one off sculpture that represents an area coming together. Anthony gormley created it and it stands alone on a hill just outside Gateshead. Massive and a must to get a few snaps taken beside it.Go and... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As an icon of the North, the Angel is well known and is always impressive from the many roads that pass it - as we have done in the past. On this trip we made the effort to get up close and personal, and it is staggering in its sheer scale and presence. It is gratifying that apart from some... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somewhere nice to stretch your legs to break up the journey. A patch oh grass to walk the dog and let the little ones run about for a bit. Two vans in the lay by/ car parking bays one selling donuts and the other and ice cream van. We brought drinks from the ice cream van as cheaper.

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Thank Kitty12w
blackpool
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw a smaller version of this magnificent piece of sculpture in Birmingham as a tribute to the artist, but never expected the real statue to be so huge You can see the angel upon the hillside as you start to head back south out of Newcastle, and it really catches the eye. It was awful weather so we didn't... More 

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Thank BlackpoolStevieb
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This iconic structure is a real must see. Its awesome size is unbelievable. Once you appreciate the engineering you will also appreciate the art. It is a statement that cannot be ignored

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