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Angel of the North featuring outdoor art and a monument

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 meters). 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 kilometers) south of central Gateshead beside the neighborhood 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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1082 Cheap Hotels Near Angel of the North

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle
3.5 out of 5
Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is AU$74 per night from 18 Aug. to 18 Aug.
Located in Newcastle City Center, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newcastle-upon-Tyne St. Mary's Cathedral and O2 Academy Newcastle. St. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (967 reviews)
"There was nothing wrong with the property location was good , Parking was next door across a road from the hotel which is discounted at reception the only gripe was covid restrictions meant breakfast was in a bag delivered to my room door which was ok but no usual service."

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Luxury Barn Conversion
Luxury Barn Conversion
Lamesley Road, Gateshead, ENG
Situated in Gateshead, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Angel of the North, Birtley Golf Club and Saltwell Park. Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
The best
"Just perfect. Hosts Steven & Laura were fantastic. Great location, private with easy access to Newcastle. Couldn’t ask for more."

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2020

Luxury Barn Conversion
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Lamesley, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$102 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Located in the heart of Gateshead, this inn is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Angel of the North and within 3 miles (5 km) of Saltwell Park and Birtley Golf Club. St. James' ...
4/5Very Good! (104 reviews)
Great hotel
"Great stay, lovely rooms and pub with great evening meal. Good value for money."

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2019

Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
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Jurys Inn Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle
3.5 out of 5
Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is AU$74 per night from 18 Aug. to 18 Aug.
Jurys Inn Newcastle
Luxury Barn Conversion
Luxury Barn Conversion
Lamesley Road, Gateshead, ENG
Luxury Barn Conversion
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Lamesley, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$102 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
The Bowes Incline
The Bowes Incline
4 out of 5
Northside Birtley, Chester-le-Street, England
The price is AU$151 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
The Bowes Incline
Gateshead's Amethyst 3 Bedroom Apt, Sleeps 6 Guest
Gateshead's Amethyst 3 Bedroom Apt, Sleeps 6 Guest
3.5 out of 5
21 Brighton Road, , England , United Kingdom, Chester-le-Street, England
Gateshead's Amethyst 3 Bedroom Apt, Sleeps 6 Guest
Birtley's Diamond 2 bed Apt, Sleeps 6 Guests
Birtley's Diamond 2 bed Apt, Sleeps 6 Guests
3.5 out of 5
Kateregina, Chester-le-Street, England
Birtley's Diamond 2 bed Apt, Sleeps 6 Guests
Eslington Villa
Eslington Villa
3 out of 5
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$151 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Eslington Villa
Apartment-deluxe-ensuite With Bath-garden View
Apartment-deluxe-ensuite With Bath-garden View
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, ENG
The price is AU$381 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Apartment-deluxe-ensuite With Bath-garden View
Park Farm
Park Farm
4 out of 5
Banesley Lane, Ravensworth, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$123 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Park Farm
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