There are many stunning and iconic structures up and down the UK - we've written about a few of them previously - but The Angel of the North is certainly one of the most iconic of them all. This towering piece of art can be seen for miles, but like so many of these amazing structures many people pass them but far fewer people take the time to stop and visit them properly. We wanted to highlight the reasons why you should definitely consider visiting the Angel of the North, as well as some background information about the sculpture and visiting tips for 2023. Let's get into the guide:
Where is the Angel of the North?
You'll see the statue on a hilltop in Low Eighton in Lamesley Parish by the A1. It is technically within the Tyne and Wear Lowlands National Character Area, which is an interesting mix of both urban areas and countryside. You can get close to the Angel by road via the A167, where you can stop at a nearby car park and get a great view of the sculpture up close. You can also follow a number of footpaths if you want to get even closer to the sculpture - the Angel of the North walk is a circular route which is approximately 4 miles long and takes you right around the sculpture as well as through nearby Longacre wood.
You can get the Angel 21 bus from Newcastle Eldon Square Bus Station and Gateshead Interchange every 8 minutes, it takes about 20 minutes from Newcastle and 10 minutes from Gateshead Interchange.