As public sculptures and works of art go the ‘Angel’ is unmissable, quite literally so. Approach Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England by road or rail from the south and you can’t fail to see her welcoming embrace!
Standing on a low hill at Gateshead on the south side of the River Tyne and said to be the largest angel sculpture in the world the Angel is made from 200 tonnes of steel and stands 20 metres tall (65 feet) with outstretched wings of 54 metres (154 feet), almost on a par with a jumbo jet.
The iconic ‘Geordie’ landmark was designed by sculptor Anthony Gormley, built in Hartlepool and erected on site and completed in February 1998.
Whether you love her or hate her you certainly can’t miss her.