Holiday at Home: Angel of the North

by Faye Knows Best24th April 2016

Blessed with an angel

We are blessed in the UK with a myriad of beautiful places to visit. One icon of the British isles you must go and see in person to appreciate the beauty and scale is the Angel of the North. A giant sculpture designed by Sir Antony Gormley and erected in the late 90s near Gateshead in the north east.

The angel is positioned on a hill overlooking the A1 and A167 going into Tyneside. You will also catch a glimpse if you travel along the east cost main line train route which Virgin offers between London and Edinburgh.

Faye Angel of the North

The tiny me at the bottom of the above picture gives ypu a sense of scale. To go see this majestic structure for yourself you may want to visit by car or bus (the view from the train is fantastic but it passes you by all too quickly). There is free parking a few meters away for around 25 cars so is ideal to pull in and take a few snap shots. There are no other facilities such as toilets or a cafe so this is more of a pit stop than a full day out. However, I guess you could take your own pic nic to make more of an event of it if you wish.

Finding it for yourself:

For details of getting there please see the following link:

http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%20and%20Culture/attractions/Angel/Map.aspx

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