The Angel of the North is a modern sculpture completed in 1998 and designed by Sir Anthony Gormley. Said to be one of the largest sculptures of its kind, it stands an impressive 20 metres tall with a 54 metre wing span, on a hill near Gateshead. The statue cost £800,000 to complete and is an icon of the North-East, attracting visitors from all over the globe. In the local area you'll find a range of accommodation to choose from, including inns in Gateshead, chain hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and country house hotels in Stanley.
Hotels to Suit Your Budget near the Angel of the North
Whether you are looking for a five-star spa hotel in Durham or prefer a two-star chain hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, there's accommodation in the local area to suit your budget. Most hotels provide free self-parking for guests, and there's a reliable local bus service, so it's up to you whether you drive to the Angel of the North or take public transport. You're assured of a warm, Geordie welcome no matter where you stay, and you can expect amenities such as free WiFi and coffee makers in guest rooms at most hotels.
Must-See Attractions in the North-East
Other attractions you simply can't afford to miss on your break in the North-East include the area's beaches, and although the water is cold, there are some stunning stretches worth exploring - Seaburn and Roker are just two. The Centre for Life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a family-friendly science exhibition with talks and tours for all ages, while for some serious shopping there's the magnificent Metro Centre at Gateshead, the largest shopping centre in Europe. Here you'll find everything from designer brands to high street stores. You'll also find plenty of restaurants serving everything from traditional pub food to fine dining cuisine, although you could always take advantage of room service back at your hotel!
Amenities for Work and Leisure at Newcastle-upon-Tyne's Hotels
Whether you're travelling for work or leisure you'll find a high standard of accommodation here, with amenities such as free high-speed WiFi and business centres as well as family-friendly amenities including roll-away beds and cribs on request.