The Angel of the North is an iconic 20m high, 54m wide landmark situated in Gateshead that’s seen annually by over 33 million people; most of these speeding past on the nearby A1(M) motorway. It was commissioned to be a landmark public piece of art for Gateshead and the North East of England and was finished in 1998 having taken 6 months to build.
For anyone in Newcastle who wants to visit for the day it couldn’t be simpler. It’s 4 miles south of the centre of town and the bus number ’21’ takes just 20 minutes to get to the dedicated ‘Angel of the North‘ bus stop, and all for just £3.70 return (the number ’22’ goes there too). And if you’re in any doubt you’re on the right bus the ‘21’ has the Angel of the North emblazoned on the side. For those driving there’s ample parking in a car park right next-door to the attraction.