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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Restaurant / cafe on site at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Restaurant / Cafe on site
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
18/11/2017

Windy


gabrielle k, newport isle of wight
Started the visit with a mug of coffee in the lovely little cafe. Wrapped up warm and went on a bracing walk up to the top. Her face gives brilliant views of the surrounding area
tripadvisor
11/11/2017

Has to be seen


Jon N,
It’s an amazing place to see, the more you walk the better it gets, a selection of paths to fit the older generations
tripadvisor
09/11/2017

the lady of the hill


spuggyd500, Durham, United Kingdom
lovely stomp around this attraction. throughly enjoyed although a bit busier than id have liked but i suppose thats what you get in the summer holidays
tripadvisor
08/11/2017

Good on a hot day


Lee M,
A great sculpture from the mining co., a hard slog at times walking to the top with a buggy, but really enjoyable on a hot day , wrap up warm in the wind .
tripadvisor
08/11/2017

Peaceful walk around the world's largest sculptured human landform


Mark S, Cramlington, United Kingdom
Clean, superb views stretching from sea to Newcastle airport and Cheviots at the top, looking down to the head. Entry and extensive car parking is free, donation is optional. Features walks of varying grades, ponds and light refreshments including soup.
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URL: http://www.northumberlandia.com


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