Fodor's Expert Review Angel of the North

Newcastle upon Tyne Public Art
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South of Newcastle, near the junction of the A1 and A1(M) at Gateshead, stands England's largest—and one of its most popular—sculptures, the Angel of the North. Created by Antony Gormley in 1998, the rust-color steel sculpture is a sturdy, abstract human figure with airplane-like wings rather than arms. It stands 65 feet tall and has a horizontal wingspan of 175 feet. Despite its size, the Angel is notoriously impossible to photograph properly from a car; if you want to see it up close, there's parking nearby, signposted on the A167.

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Gateshead, Gateshead  NE0 7TY, England

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