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The world's largest human landform sculpture. 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.

Near the town of Cramlington, 'The Lady of the North' is around 34m high and 400m in length. Most importantly Northumberlandia is the centrepiece for a country park with magnificent views across the Northumberland countryside. 

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 a woodland walk (with disk rubbing trail), wildlife interpretation boards, a bird-feeding station and various events throughout the year.  

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

Access information

The approach from the car park into the public park to view the sculpture at ground level is fully accessible. A flat gravel footpath provides a 1mile route around the landform so that the sculpture can be enjoyed from a wide variety of angles. However when the site is not staffed you may require a Radar key to gain access by wheelchair through the kissing gate at the entrance

The landform itself has a range of slopes with different gradients; please use the map of the park to plan the most appropriate route for your ability. Please note that a Radar key can be used to open the kissing gate like a conventional gate enabling most wheelchairs to get into the site. We regret that we cannot leave the site open due to the risk of motorbike access when the site is not staffed.


Road directions

Northumberlandia is located next to the town of Cramlington in Northumberland, just North of Newcastle. We are located only a few minutes from the A1.

From the A1 Northbound, take the A19 exit toward the A189/Cramlington/Blyth/Ashington. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1068. Take a left turn into Blagdon Lane, signposted towards Northumberlandia. Turn right into Northumberlandia (passed the Snowy Owl pub).

From the A1 Southbound take the exit toward Blagdon/Dinnington/Ponteland/Shotton. Turn left into Blagdon Lane (signposted Northumberlandia). After ¾ mile turn left into Northumberlandia.

Ticketing and entry prices for Northumberlandia

Type Entry for Guide price
Free 1
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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
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Open all year at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Open all year
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Sunday stroll

SharonJT67, Durham, United Kingdom
My first visit on Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t too busy, ample parking & cafe on site, although didn’t use it. There are walkways all around so I guess you can make it as long or as short as you like, good panoramic views from the top giving you a birds eye view of the area, especially Shotton surface mine which is far bigger then I ever imagined. Plenty of wildlife to look out for but I saw very little. Very popular with families out walking dogs despite the cold weather. I would suggest that the installation of a waste bin would be useful, not everyone will stick their rubbish in their bag or pocket until they get home & certainly not their dog waste, there was deposits of it in a few places, so watch your children’s feet. Gives good owners a bad name!

Good Views

mollie4, Blyth, Northumberland, UK
Not been here for a good few years so decided to visit, last time which was probably when it first opened the paths were all gravel, but this seems to have worn away and maybe easier to walk on now unless it is wet and muddy, good place to take dogs (on leads) and children, you can make your walk as long or short as you like, there is also now a trail. The views from the top a really good on a clear day, interesting to view the open cast which has changed a lot since our last visit. Did not visit the café or use the loos, it is also next to the Snowy Owl Pub. Their is no admission or parking charges but there is a box for a suggested donation of one pound. Very close to Cramlington shopping centre and on the way to Newcastle Airport. Our dog enjoyed her walk and so did we.

Nice little walk

Exploration486558, Cramlington, United Kingdom
We went in the dark with the dog and kids. Was a nice little walk and we have been back a couple of times.

Great family day

SueLawson1970, Liverpool, United Kingdom
This place is lovely for a family picnic, and great views, it's such a beautiful landscape for a brisk walk, would definitely recommend a visit x

Sunday morning walk

Dr_Waugh, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A trip to Northumberlandia this Sunday. Beautiful winter weather meant good visibility and it wasn’t too windy. Paths were still muddy so sturdy shoes needed. A walk to the viewing mounds, then up to the left, then the right, then the face, then the hip. A lovely hot chocolate in the cafe after. I thinks it’s a great initiative to leave a positive legacy.



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