Northumberlandia

Northumberlandia
Cramlington
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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tripadvisor
10/10/2018

Windy!


Abbie P,
Northumberlandia is an amazing sculpture as it is a good walk for everyone of all ages and also has a good meaning of why it was created. I have been multiple times as I live relatively near and every time I have been, I almost get blown off the hill. It's quite a short walk however they have introduced a new walk through the woods which can make it longer if that is what you are wanting. The coffee shop is lovely and the staff are always friendly. The only issue is that at the top you can see into the quarry however, I am very intrigued by it so I always enjoy sitting and watching what is happening. Other than this, the views are amazing and you can see the sea from the top on a nice day which is lovely. Parking is free and there are toilets behind the cafe.
tripadvisor
05/10/2018

Short Walk


Danielle S,
This could be classed as a must see for some, but once you've been it seems you don't get the need to rush back. It can be a lovely walk but some may find the incline tough. I find it a short walk but the kids complain there legs burn. It is fun in the snow as the kids loved sliding down the hills. Parking is free yet they do ask if you could leave a donation. There is a cafe and toilets available.
tripadvisor
02/10/2018

Not great for dogs


paul k,
The idea of the sculpture walk is a good one, but you have to stay on the paths and there are no bins for litter/dog poo. That means it’s not great for dog walkers or small children. There is a reasonable cafe at the entrance/exit. It’s also not that big, the whole thing can be walked in half an hour. Some good views of the working quarry next door from the top of the sculpture. I won’t be rushing back here in a hurry.
tripadvisor
21/09/2018

Walk in the wind


wigglyline, Rugby, United Kingdom
We visited during a period of very strong winds which didn’t detract from the ambiance but it was a little hairy when not in the lea of the wind. Amazing views. Cafe offers basic refreshments but very welcome from the wind. Good walk if you cover all the footpaths. A good experience regardless of the weather.
tripadvisor
15/09/2018

Lack of bins, messy


whyayeman2018, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Great as always HOWEVER: so many dog poo bags left on the floor around the place. For some crazy reason the ONLY outside bin is a dog-poo only bin and it’s IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CAR PARK!!! So unsafe for one, but also really frustrating for people who have any rubbish of any kind, just encourages littering. Even just one beside the exit gate would be great. A general woman advised me they don’t have one by the exit because of the smell (of dog mess) and the bins cost thousands of pounds. Not true I know but really the smell?! Wouldn’t be a smell if emptied regularly, and to be honest EVERY OTHER tourist type attraction or national trust or whatever has bins to use in useful places - a silly gruoe I’m sure but seriously was sjust horrible seeing all that mess that could easily be avoided - a few bins placed around the place wouldn’t spoil anything.
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