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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
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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Peaceful Stroll

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!


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

Very well done modern attraction

Travelingjohn123, Peterlee, United Kingdom
Modern attraction using waste from a nearby open cast mine. Very good idea to create something beautiful out of the spoil which would otherwise blight the environment. It was very windy, starting to rain and dark when I visited so I didn’t get a chance to explore properly but saw enough to know that I will definately return soon. Good toilets and a rapid car charger on site.


jojo9090, Hesleden, United Kingdom
Lovely place great views and dogs allowed as well which is a bonus. All free has a donation box as well. Cafe is nice as well and you can take your dogs in.

Sunday stroll

SharonJT67, Durham, United Kingdom
My first visit on Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t too busy, ample parking & cafe on site, although didn’t use it. There are walkways all around so I guess you can make it as long or as short as you like, good panoramic views from the top giving you a birds eye view of the area, especially Shotton surface mine which is far bigger then I ever imagined. Plenty of wildlife to look out for but I saw very little. Very popular with families out walking dogs despite the cold weather. I would suggest that the installation of a waste bin would be useful, not everyone will stick their rubbish in their bag or pocket until they get home & certainly not their dog waste, there was deposits of it in a few places, so watch your children’s feet. Gives good owners a bad name!



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