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Angel of the North

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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The Angel View Inn
The Angel View Inn

The Angel View Inn

Low Eighton, Gateshead, England
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Gateshead, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Angel of the North and within 3 miles (5 km) of Birtley Golf Club and Saltwell Park. Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Northumbria University are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Hot Tub Hideaway £230
    Hot Tub Hideaway

    Hot Tub Hideaway

    South Farm, Lamesly, Gateshead, England
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Gateshead, this luxury guesthouse is within 3 miles (5 km) of Angel of the North, Saltwell Park and Birtley Golf Club. St. James' Park and Intu are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Luxury Barn Conversion
      Luxury Barn Conversion

      Luxury Barn Conversion

      Lamesley Road, Gateshead, ENG
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Gateshead, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Angel of the North, Birtley Golf Club and Saltwell Park. St. James' Park and Intu are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns £60
        Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns

        Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Greene King Inns

        Lamesley, Gateshead, England
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Gateshead, this inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Saltwell Park, Angel of the North and Birtley Golf Club. St. James' Park and Quayside are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Bowes Incline Hotel £80
          Bowes Incline Hotel

          Bowes Incline Hotel

          Northside, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Chester-le-Street, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Birtley Golf Club, Angel of the North and Washington Old Hall. Saltwell Park and Herrington Country Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Maldron Hotel Newcastle £55
            Maldron Hotel Newcastle

            Maldron Hotel Newcastle

               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is steps away from Chinatown and St. James' Park. Eldon Square Shopping Centre and Castle Keep are also within 10 minutes. Newcastle Central Station is 7 minutes by foot and Manors Station is 12 minutes.

              Birtley's Hidden Gem Diamond £404
              Birtley's Hidden Gem Diamond

              Birtley's Hidden Gem Diamond

              Kateregina, Chester-le-Street, ENG
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Chester-le-Street, this holiday home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Birtley Golf Club and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Angel of the North. Beamish Open Air Museum and Sage Gateshead are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Birtley's Hidden Gem £122
                Birtley's Hidden Gem

                Birtley's Hidden Gem

                43 Morris Street, Birtley, near Chester le street, Chester-le-Street, England
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Chester-le-Street, this holiday home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Birtley Golf Club and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Angel of the North. Beamish Open Air Museum and Gateshead Millennium Bridge are also within 6 miles (10 km).