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Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North is the UK’s most famous piece of public art.
Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North first spread its wings in February 1998 and has been welcoming visitors to NewcastleGateshead for more than 15 years.
At 54m wide and 20m high, (taller than four double decker buses and with a wingspan as big as a jumbo jet!) the Angel of the North is believed to be the largest angel sculpture in the world.
This awe-inspiring piece of public art is visited by 150,000 people a year and is one of the most famous sculptures in the UK. The Angel of the North is a must-see on a visit to NewcastleGateshead.
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Roam picturesque parkland, spy flamingos and otters, admire sculptures and climb the secret staircase of this famous monument for panoramic views.
Location: Penshaw and Washington, Tyne and Wear
Grab a blanket, a picnic and your favourite flip flops, and head down to the beautiful twin-beach resorts of Roker and Seaburn.
Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Monkwearmouth Station Museum has received national commendations for work with young children and provides fun and education for the whole family.
If the sound of free cinema and cheap drinks is up your street, then Tyneside Cinema’s free film night could be just thing.
Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
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