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Angel of the North

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Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley's Angel of the North in Gateshead has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced.

Rising 20 metres from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, towering above all those who come to see it and has become a symbol of home for many Geordies. Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it has a wingspan of 54 metres and a red-brown colour that comes from the weathering steel which can withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Getting up close and personal with the Angel is an experience you'll never forget!

For more information, including Angel facts, background and history, and how to get there see Gateshead Council's Angel of the North page.

Getting to the Angel of the North

Go North East bus The Angel (number 21) departs from Newcastle Eldon Square Bus Station and Gateshead Interchange every 8 minutes. The bus stops on Durham Road near to the Angel of the North and the stop for the return journey is only a short walk away on the opposite side of the road. The journey takes about 20 minutes from Newcastle and 10 minutes from Gateshead Interchange. The fares to the Angel of the North from Newcastle are 2.10 for a single and 3.90 for a return, and you just buy your ticket from the bus driver. You can view the 21 bus timetables and route map here.

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Open All Year

Telephone: 0191 478 4222


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