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Angel of the North featuring outdoor art and a monument
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Look up at one of England’s most iconic sculptures welcoming you to the northern part of the country with a warm embrace.

The Angel of the North is an enormous modern sculpture that has become one of the most powerful and recognizable symbols in England. The steel statue of an angel with its wide set of wings stands atop a grassy hill, welcoming visitors to the northern region of the country. Get a photo of the iconic sculpture dwarfing your family with its massive size.

See the enormous site peering over the hill as you drive to the northern cities of Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After artist Antony Gormley constructed the piece in 1998, it became one of the most discussed public works of art in the country. Enjoy a picnic with your family while sitting on a patch of grass beside it.

Admire the sheer enormity of the angel, whose wings stretch across a distance of 177 feet (54 metres). Note how they are tilted slightly forward to generate a feeling of embrace. Inspect the curved lines that run up the body of this rust-colored giant.

Learn about the effect the sculpture has had on local and international culture. Scale model maquettes of the structure made during the development stage have sold for enormous sums. Replicas of the angel have been put on display in places as far-flung as Canberra, Australia.

Consider the symbolism of the artwork, which covers themes such as the region’s economic transition from an industrial period to an era of information. It also pays tribute to the coal miners who worked for centuries beneath the hill.

Visit the angel for free at any time. The structure is built from weather-resistant materials to withstand the strong winds in its exposed hilltop location.

The Angel of the North is just 3 miles (5 kilometres) south of central Gateshead beside the neighbourhood of Lamesley and the Ravensworth Golf Club. Spot the statue while driving on the highway. Leave your car or bike in the site’s free parking lot.

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Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Lamesley, Gateshead, England, NE11 0ER
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The price is AU$112 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly inn in Gateshead. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (133 reviews)
excellent
"hotel was nice, food was good, staff very friendly and helpful. what more can you ask"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2022

Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
The Bowes Incline
The Bowes Incline
4 out of 5
Northside Birtley, Chester-le-Street, England, DH3 1RF
The price is AU$160 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star B&B in Chester-le-Street. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Beamish Open Air Museum and Sage Gateshead ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (113 reviews)
"It is set on its own but has a very busy restaurant and excellent staff."

Reviewed on 24 May 2022

The Bowes Incline
Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa
Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa
4 out of 5
Stone Cellar Road, High Usworth Newcastle, Washington, England, NE37 1PH
The price is AU$124 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Washington. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a golf course. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (553 reviews)
Great Hotel
"Really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Service was great - food was lovely, very clean, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2022

Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa
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Campanile Washington Newcastle Upon Tyne
Campanile Washington Newcastle Upon Tyne
2 out of 5
Emerson Road, District 5, Washington, England, NE37 1LB
The price is AU$62 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
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Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Lamesley, Gateshead, England, NE11 0ER
The price is AU$112 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
The Bowes Incline
The Bowes Incline
4 out of 5
Northside Birtley, Chester-le-Street, England, DH3 1RF
The price is AU$160 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
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Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa
Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa
4 out of 5
Stone Cellar Road, High Usworth Newcastle, Washington, England, NE37 1PH
The price is AU$124 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
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Holiday Inn Washington, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Washington, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Emerson Tyne and Wear, Washington, England, NE37 1LB
The price is AU$91 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
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Eslington Villa
Eslington Villa
3 out of 5
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, England, NE9 6DR
The price is AU$195 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
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Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Hawthorne Square, Forth Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 3SA
The price is AU$128 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
Park Farm
Park Farm
4 out of 5
Banesley Lane, Ravensworth, Gateshead, England, NE11 0HS
The price is AU$122 per night from 7 Jul. to 8 Jul.
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Travelodge Washington A1 Northbound
Travelodge Washington A1 Northbound
2.5 out of 5
Moto Service Area A1(M) Portobello,, Chester-le-Street, ENG, DH3 2SJ
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