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Day Seven - Heading South

I had a long drive ahead of me, so after a quick breakfast, I was on the road. On the way, I wanted to stop by the Angel of the North, which I had read about at the hotel.

The Angel of the North
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Designed by Antony Gormley, the Angel of the North is a contemporay sculpture located in in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. It stands 66 feet tall and overlooks the A1 freeway. The project began in 1994, finishing four years later at a cost of £1 million, most of which was provided by the National Lottery. Due to its height and the very windy nature of Northern England, it was constructed to withstand winds up to 100mph. It is seen by over 150,000 visitors and more than 90,000 drivers each year.

The drive from Rothbury to Stratford-upon-Avon takes a little over four hours . . most days. On this day I would not be so fortunate. A major accident on the A1 that I would later leanr about on BBC Radio, turned my trek into a 7.5 hour ordeal.

Finally rolling into Stratford, I quickly found the hotel and then set out for dinner. It was a very long day and some pints were calling my name.

 

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