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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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
12/07/2018

The very best end to an open cast mine i've ever seen


Rob B,
Best end to an opencast mine I've seen to date, it's completely free to visit and it's a nice little walk to explore her properly, I really enjoy the use of Pictish styles and spirals in her design, it's very apt for where she lies geographically when you understand just how many of these familiar spirals have been left carved into the local stones in the ground and bedrock of Northumberland by our Neolithic to Bronze Age ancestors
tripadvisor
04/07/2018

Couples visit


BjHarrisonDueWest,
Northumberlandia NE238AU First ever visit to this attraction, wanted to visit here for a long time. Sat Nav was spot on got us there right on the mark. Car parking facilities were very good. The visitors centre is trying but it is as if it cannot quite get there. If it were a school report it would read ‘tried hard but could do better’. For example the lodge style building utilised as the visitors centre has the roof covered with a cheap membrane rather than tiles or shingles. The feature itself is very good and extremely interesting. We visited during dry weather so the footing was sound. There are no litter bins and as such lazy people leave their rubbish which marrs the place for others. One particular sign reads ‘Due to the weather conditions the path may be slippery due to the mud and ice’. Bearing in mind we visited early July which means either the staff cannot be bothered to update signage or the weather in the North East is worse than anyone believes. The cafe is very good, better than one expects, the staff are pleasant and helpful. On the whole a place well worth a visit but Northumberland wildlife Trust and the Land Trust need to keep up with things to remain a place to go.
tripadvisor
18/06/2018

Interesting attraction


Warwick R,
Being local, I've been to this venue a number of times. It is okay but really better viewed from the air. Not easy unless you have your own air transport, (possibly a drone opportunity). Quiet spot, has free parking and a cafe on site. Great views from the top of Open Cast mining in operation.
tripadvisor
12/06/2018

A nice walk spoilt


heather a, South Shields, United Kingdom
We are 2 ladies who enjoy going for nice walks to try and help ourselves lose weight and improve our fitness. We visited Northumberlandia today for the first time, we had a lovely walk and would have stayed longer if it had not been for a group of school children, running around and climbing up the grassy banks where there were clearly no paths. The adults with them seemed to have little to or no control over them. We actually felt intimidated by them , so we left. Our afternoon spoilt! That said we will go back and have a good look around and explore the woodland trails
tripadvisor
09/06/2018

Nice walk - great industrial views


skymoose, London
Nice morning walk - great views of the opencasting and out to the coast too. Cafe could do with a little investment perhaps. Everyone is really friendly too. Don't be tempted to go to the snowy owl nearby after though which serves cold French fries.
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