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Best Landmarks in Gateshead

Expert recommended Top 3 Landmarks in Gateshead, UK. All of our landmarks face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes local reviews, history, trading standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their general excellence. Only the bee's knees!

ANGEL OF THE NORTH

Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 6AA Directions

Since 1998

Statues, Artwork, Historical Place, Picnic, Monument, Programs, Garden & Sculpture

Angel of the North in Gateshead has the largest sculpture in Britain built for the Gateshead Council by Antony Gormley. They create an ambitious artwork that would become a landmark of the region's character. Antony Gormley's winning design is now one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world. It is seen by more than one person every second, that's 90,000 every day or 33 million every year. The sculpture was completed in February 1998 and has become one of the most recognized public artworks ever created over the past twenty years, earning multiple accolades, and awards.

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GATESHEAD MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 3AE Directions

Since 1998

Modern Architecture, Ships, Winking Eye Bridge, Pedestrian and Cyclist Tilt, Architecture Design, Tourist Place & Events

'Gateshead Millennium Bridge' is the world's first tilting bridge used by pedestrians and cyclists to cross the River Tyne between BALTIC, and Malmaison. It has a beautiful curved design a walk across this bridge and looks fantastic all lit up at night. River Tyne's views are fantastic, and this bridge links Gateshead to Newcastle. The award-winning structure designed by architects Wilkinson, Eyre Architects, structural engineers Gifford & Partners. It affords free admission.

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SALTWELL TOWERS

3 East Park Road, Gateshead NE9 5AX Directions

Since 1862

Art Exhibits, Historical Places, Architectural Building, Meetings, Celebration, Corporate Functions and Drinks Receptions, Tea Room, Wedding Ceremonies, Special Events, Reception & Gardens

Saltwell Towers, built-in 1862 by renowned stained glass manufacturer William Wailes, lies in the heart of Saltwell Park. It also celebrates the history of glass art with an extravagant two-story centrepiece screen designed by local glass artist Bridget Jones. At Saltwell Towers you can find their beautiful tearooms with its terrace overlooking the gardens. Enjoy a delicious range of snacks including sandwiches, homemade cakes, pastries, and biscuits alongside Fairtrade speciality coffees.

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