Britain has many hidden marvels Statues placed across the country. Many supported and funded by local councils or even lottery funded. Providing a fascinating look into the artistic talents of the British isles.
Here are our top 10 amazing british statues for your perusal…
1. Angel of the North (Gateshead)
A contemporary sculpture standing at an impressive 66ft tall and an even more amazing 177ft wingspan. The angel of the north can be seen from local motorways on your journey through the north east. It is located in Gateshead in Tyne and Wyre.
2. Dream (Sculpture) St Helens
Photo by Ed O’Keeffe
Costing approx 1.8 million this Statue by Jaume Plensa in Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside. It was funded by the Big Art project in coordination with the Arts Council England.
3. Churchill Statue (Parliament Square, Westminster, London)
It is located on a spot referred to in the 1950s by Churchill as “where my statue will go”. Unveiled by his widow Lady Clementine Spencer-Churchill in 1973, the unveiling was attended by the serving Prime Minister and four former Prime Ministers, while Queen Elizabeth II gave a speech.
The statue is one of eight on the central green of Parliament Square, all of the others being of other well-known statesmen.
4. Nelson Column (Trafalgar Square , London)
Nelson’s Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at theBattle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton at a cost of £47,000. It is a column of the Corinthian order built from Dartmoor granite. The four bronze lions on the base, added in 1867, were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer.
5. Eric Morecambe (Morecambe, Lancashire)
The most popular attraction in the Lancashire seaside town. Eric Morecambe’s Statue the famous comedian was opened by the Queen in 1999.