The Gateshead Angel of the North is Britain's largest sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley for Gateshead Council. It weighs 200 tons, is 20m high and has a 54m wing span, which the equivalent of 4 stacked double decker buses, and it's wingspan matches that of a jumbo jet. The rich red/brown colour comes from the weathering steel which can withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour. It one of the most popular pieces of public art in England.
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 £2.20 for a single and £4.20 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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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp / Level Access
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)
- In countryside
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A167. From the A1 take the exit for the A167, Gateshead south. Parking alongside is limited.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Gateshead metro station.Regular public bus service to the Angel from this interchange.