Northumberlandia

Northumberlandia
Cramlington
Northumberland
NE23 8AU

0191 284 6884

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Overview

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

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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
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
08/05/2019

It's not what it's cracked up to be !


rafaman2018, Cramlington, United Kingdom
Northumberlandia was created by a mining company to use up some of the spoil from the adjacent open-cast coal extraction site. This was used to create a figure of a reclining nude woman but the detail can only be seen from the air. What most visitors see is a series of landscaped mounds with paths around them and a couple of ponds. Although only a few years old, the structure has suffered considerable weather damage and can be unsightly at times. There is a large free car park and a small refreshment facility, Northumberlandia has been given lots of publicity since it opened but, sadly, the reality does not match the hype.
tripadvisor
23/04/2019

Family Visit on a sunny day


676suzanneb, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
We visited Northumberlandia as a family (2 adults, 6yr old, 9yr old and 11 yr old) and we loved it. the site has free car parking (ample) and allows dogs. there is a voluntary donation box (suggested donation £1 per person) which we always donate to as it is a wonderful site. the park is a man made shape of a reclining woman and has paths leading to her face (highest point) chest, hips and legs and has steeper areas and gentle slopes. the views are spectacular and you can look into the nearby mine which is great if you like HUGE vehicles. you can also look into the countryside. there was an easter egg hunt for the kids which was a nice touch and it didnt feel busy even though there were plenty of people on site. we let the kids run off ahead and climb and they loved the independence and freedom. there is a lake with swans on site and a lovely flat circular route around the site. there is an onsite cafe which we didnt use, and finally there is a trail through the woods. all in all a good couple of hours in the fresh air. great attraction!
tripadvisor
22/04/2019

Stunning


Beaverley74, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We visit here regularly we absolutely love it ! A lovely walk for fresh air ,you can do as much walking as you like or are able to , there are flat parts around a small lake and below ,or you can walk so far up small hills or right to the top it’s up to you !On a clear day you can see for miles .we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country .A must .
tripadvisor
17/04/2019

Peaceful Stroll


StarreviewsKIDS,
As our group's age ranged from 12 to 77 we were all able to to complete the walk with thorough enjoyment. We would reccomend starting the walk at the head of the woman (the left path) as when you walk up the hill, you get a clear veiw of the other routes you can take. The length of routes vary which benefits the serenity of this walk but the only disadvantage is the little to medium sized stones which people can trip on. Overall, this walk is a brilliant way to spend a day in the outdoors,weather permitting! Picturesque views mix with a concoction of serene surroundings to create the result of an amazing day trip!
tripadvisor
15/04/2019

Walk


Aaron0Ashley,
Went here with family for a nice walk and to spend time with family. Good views over the Open cast mine with all the diggers and vehicles. I would recommend to take a warm coat as it was a bit windy. overall we had a good time
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