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

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
Restaurant / cafe on site at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Restaurant / Cafe on site
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tripadvisor
09/07/2019

Hmmm?


R8374OVdavidg, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Errrrrr........erm..........errrrrr........erm.....errrrr.....nope still don't get it. Could be made in to a great bike park if a few dirt jumps and banked corners are added.
tripadvisor
05/07/2019

Worth a visit but wouldn’t go again


D_L740, Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
We visited at last after meaning to go for years. It is a pleasant enough walk, great asset for the people of Cramlington who can walk directly onto the site, but it’s form can only really be seen from the air. She could do with more signs telling you what each hillock is.pPerhaps the best thing about it is that you can see the glorious Cheviot hills far to the north where you can walk for miles in a truly natural landscape.
tripadvisor
03/07/2019

Awesome


john h, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
we've driven passed many times and so, today, we stopped for a walk round. this is quite a beautiful place, the paths are easy, you cane walk any way you want along the well laid out paths. its very easy to ascend to the head and the views are so nice, behind the head is the open mining area, (Coal and stone") and this vast area will one day be hundreds of acres of trees and public access areas, with over 9 km of walking trails. its quite easy to get to, they have a small cafe for tea and coffee etc but the food is limited..suggest taking a picnic.
tripadvisor
03/07/2019

Exciting use of landscape with touch of humour!


ronaldwK5845RL, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
I have watched/ followed this development from day one to present day! From muddy paths to empty ponds! What a transformation! This year must be the best it’s been from the views to the wildlife you will not be disappointed and good exercise for all the family? The view from the air must be so funny for all coming to Newcastle airport showing we have a great sense of humour in the north east! A must for a good day out and follow up at cramlington garden centre for lunch or afternoon tea to complete your day out!!
tripadvisor
12/06/2019

Guided walk


Sherye M,
We attended the site so we could learn more about the big lass of the north. Our guide Ian was really knowledgeable and helpful. The walk was lovely fab views, I managed to get to the highest point with a 8 month old held in my sling. The site parking was easy. After our lovely walk we went to the on site cafe which the staff were friendly and the food was lovely. We sat on the lovely decking to enjoy the out doors and even put down the picnic blanket for my baby to enjoy their lunch. Lovely relaxed morning a great outting. Thank you.
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