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Angel of the North – Britain’s largest sculpture

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29th May 2010 – Day 6 of roadtrip

Today was a really busy day and making use of the long daylight hours, we visited our 4th attraction. Angel of the North is a gigantic angel sculpture which is 20 metres tall with a wing span of 54 metres. It is almost as big as a jumbo jet. Work started in July 1997 and was assembled on site in February 1998. Thereafter, it became one the world’s most visited piece of art. It is located along A1 south of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Globenomads review rating: 4/5
If you are travelling near here, why not stop by for a closer look at this massive sculpture?
(please refer to ratings explanation)

Visitor information:
The attraction is not manned at any time and there are no facilities. Free parking on-site.

Angel of the North, Back
Angel of the North
Angel of the North
Angel of the North, Back
Angel of the North underground anchor

The depth of the anchors is more than the height of the sculpture.

Angel of the North carpark, stretched Chrysler 300 limo

We saw this stretched Chrysler 300 Limo in the same car park. Vegas anyone?

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  1. Posted June 24, 2010 at 3:45 am | Permalink

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  2. Posted June 24, 2010 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Thanks JMember for your commemts.

    I am still in the process of re-doing the template. I had the followers widget and will add it back soon :)

  3. Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    wat a big sculpture! U just changed ur blog design right? lovely.. :) I'm looking forward to my UK trip, but I only have half a day in London now as I need to go Cardiff… What is there to see in Cardiff? London vs Cardiff, which one do you prefer?

  4. Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Oh yes, my wife says a travel blog should be bright and cheerful, hence the new design.

    Sadly, I have not been to Cardiff yet, so I can't comment much. Wales on the overall gives off a different feeling though.

    London is so big and varied that even if you spend a week here, you will have barely scratched the surface. I guess it all depends on your expectations. I would like to think of London as a huge melting pot of almost any culture you can come across as there are a lot of nationalities here.

    Only half a day? I am sure you know about European opening hours and sometimes London public transport can have massive delays. Most importantly, stay safe.

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