Northumberlandia

Northumberlandia
Blagdon
Northumberland
NE23 8AU

0191 284 6884

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Overview

The world's largest human form sculpted into the landscape. Northumberlandia is a landmark feature designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks, which celebrates the earth's natural power and the human ability to reshape landscape into a dramatic form.

Lying at the entrance to south east Northumberland, near the town of Cramlington, she is around 34 metres high and 400 metres in length. Most importantly Northumberlandia is the centrepiece for a 19 hectare public park in the urban fringe between the rolling countryside of mid Northumberland and the urban areas of south east Northumberland and Newcastle to the south.

Work started to construct the landform in 2010 and Northumberlandia has gradually risen from the ground. In total around 1.5 million tonnes of soil and clay from Shotton Surface Mine has been used to create this ambitious piece of public art.

Today the site benefits from a Visitor Centre with a small Cafe open from Wednesday to Sunday. Visitors can enjoy an interactive woodland trail, wildlife interpretation boards, a bird-feeding station and various events throughout the year.  

The construction has been privately funded by the Banks Group and Blagdon Estate.

The site is open to the public, but please keep dogs on a lead.

Ticketing and entry prices for Northumberlandia

Type Entry for Guide price
Free 1
£0.00
per ticket
Car parking available at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Car parking available
Suggested donation £2
Open all year at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Open all year
The Northumberlandia country park and landscape sculpture is open from dawn til dusk each day. The cafe is open Wed-Sun 10-4 (closed Monday and Tuesday)
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Child / family friendly at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Family friendly
Car parking available at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Car parking available
Open all year at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Open all year
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tripadvisor
09/08/2017

amazing sculpture


clairecF5196XS, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Northumberlandia park is a great example of how land can be given back to nature after industry has finished with it and everyone can benefit. The Lady of the North sculpture cleverly gives interest to all ages with great countryside views from the highest point. A fabulous idea, voluntary donation on entry which I hope helps it develop into a greater park over time. A great stop off point to refresh and stretch legs if on a long journey up or down the A1, good coffee shop and toilets available.
tripadvisor
03/08/2017

WONDERFUL


Margaret J, Truro, United Kingdom
Apparently The Lady of the North can be seen from space! But even on land she is some sculpture. The log cabin cafe and toilets are a great addition and the children's woodland walks, complete with wooden castle and toadstool are a lovely addition. Well worth a visit.
tripadvisor
31/07/2017

Weekend Break


sue l, Leyland, United Kingdom
Great time had by all, plenty to do and see. Need to go back and visit places we didn't have time for, certainly something for everyone.
tripadvisor
29/07/2017

Good excercise


judithdaunt, Gateshead, United Kingdom
It is interesting to see how land has been developed and also to watch the open mining from high point of the "lady"
tripadvisor
25/07/2017

'Big Lass'


govancroft, county durham
Quite difficult to find, even with a sat nav. however worth the effort. We were there on a very wet day and only saw a small part of it. It is a huge sculpture made out of the waste from the adjacent open cast mine. It is a recumbent woman of huge proportions. Surrounded by woodlands and a small visitor centre. Entrance is free and so a great place to take kids on a sunny day for a picnic, especially in the holidays. would we return? Yes with the grand kids.
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