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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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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 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
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! (107 reviews)
"had everything you needed and a pub too which made it easier for food/drinks if needed"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
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, Saltwell Park and Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium. Gateshead Millennium ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Perfect for what we needed
"We were after a ‘home from home’ place to stay whilst our children attended a ski race camp in Sunderland. This place was perfect for what we needed. Nice owners, lovely garden and great local pub."

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2021

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Banks Cottage
Banks Cottage
2 Red Lion Buildings, Gateshead, England
Situated in Gateshead, this holiday home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Angel of the North and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Washington Old Hall. Saltwell Park and Pelaw Grange ...
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Banks Cottage
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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
The price is AU$102 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns
Luxury barn conversion.
Luxury barn conversion.
Lamesley Road, Gateshead, ENG
Luxury barn conversion.
Banks Cottage
Banks Cottage
2 Red Lion Buildings, Gateshead, England
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The Bowes Incline
The Bowes Incline
4 out of 5
Northside Birtley, Chester-le-Street, England
The price is AU$169 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
The Bowes Incline
Birtley's Amethyst, 2 Bedroom Apt ,sleeps 6 Guest
Birtley's Amethyst, 2 Bedroom Apt ,sleeps 6 Guest
3.5 out of 5
43 Morris Street, Birtley, near Chester le street, Chester-le-Street, England
Birtley's Amethyst, 2 Bedroom Apt ,sleeps 6 Guest
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
Eslington Villa
Eslington Villa
3 out of 5
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$207 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
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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
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Apartment-Deluxe-Ensuite with Bath-Garden View
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, ENG
The price is AU$380 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
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