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Angel of the North

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The Angel of the North

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

Rising 20 meters from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, dwarfing all those who come to see it.  Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it has a wingspan of 54 metres.  Getting up close and personal with the Angel is an experience you'll never forget!

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The Angel of the North is a major visitor attraction.  It is seen by over 150,000 visitors a year and more than 90,000 drivers every day on the A1 - and you could be one of them!

How to visit the Angel

Did you know... the Angel is as tall as 4 double decker buses and its wingspan is as big as that of a jumbo jet?

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Find out about the history of the Angel, its design and construction and about Antony Gormley.

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