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)
Picnic area at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Picnic area
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
07/11/2018

windy but worth it


Excursion623739,
Windy but worth it was my climb up Northumberlandia. Almost too windy perhaps could have done with some presence to warn us about it but worth the slight climb and tea shop was small but good, lovely caramel slices!!
tripadvisor
06/11/2018

Birthday


potsie50, Driffield, United Kingdom
Day out I thought it was brilliant asi come from a mining back ground and the open cast mine at the side of her
tripadvisor
21/10/2018

impressive place to visit


roger w, yorkshire
worth walking round with excellent views of the area. Set in lovely countryside - well worth a visit if in the area
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


Exploration486558, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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.
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