If you want to vacation in the UK, head north east to England and visit the historic castles, ancient cathedrals, Roman marinas and the great Roman walls. It is a land whose milestone is the glorious, sunny beaches and the wonderful countryside where the natives are friendly and greeting is warm. Newcastle on the north coast of Tyne is packed with hotels, shops, restaurants and bars. Have a taste of China Town Stowell Street or if you feel like having a party at Bigg Market and The Quayside bars and restaurants. Walk through the millennium to the Gateshead River and visit the Baltic Art Gallery and The Sage Gateshead for a number of musical events.
Gateshead is home to the world-famous statue of "The Angel of the North". The Culture Online project voted for one of the twelve official "Icons England", probably the world's largest angelic statue. Traveling to the northeast from the road or railroad, you can not ignore the 65% appreciation of art and modern engineers. The Angel with 175 foot wings (larger than 767 and almost as large as the Jumbo Jet) proudly stands on a hilltop at A1 and the trunk of the East London East of London is approaching. Thanks to its unique location, it is one of the most visited statues in the world and every day 90,000 people see it, 33 million every year.
The Angel, built on the site of old pitbos, is at over 200 years of Team Colliery's work, and some of the shafts must be banned to accommodate those huge piles that make the statue underneath it. The cost of the sculptor chosen by Antony Gormley OBE in the Gateshead Council's Art In Public Places panel cost £ 800,000. Engineering consultants were the Ove Arup & Partners, a manufacturing company of 200tones sculpture – Hartlepool Fabrications Ltd. and 20 meters of civil engineering work by Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd.
Over 150,000 people worldwide visit this modern miracle every year and stand on their feet because of the picture as they tower above them. Why not join them and see the size of the gigantic sculpture yourself.
How to get there.
From the South by car, follow the A1M to Newcastle until you leave the Washington Post. Aprox 1 mile further off the A167 (Gateshead South) at the roundabout take A167 off. A few hundred meters to get to the Angel on the left, you can park in a place where you can find 15 cars and you can go to the statue.
Travel north by car. Follow A1 in the south direction of Newcastle and Gateshead, go through the Metro Shopping Center and continue until the A167 off switch (Wrekenton and Birtley) appears, take off the slip road and turn left at the roundabout contact A167. After a few hundred meters you can park in the location on the left and walk to the Angel.
If you travel to the northeast by bus or train, you can get to the Angel by Angel Bus. Newcastle onwards; go to Eldon Square Bus Station and get the Go Northeast Services 21 & 22. From Gateshead; go to the Gateshead junction bus station, go again to Go Northeast 21 and 22.
Fred Watson 2007