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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 has been ongoing constructing the landform since 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.
The construction has been privately funded by the Banks Group and Blagdon Estate.
The site is open to public, but please keep dogs on a lead.
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|Easter Treasure Hunt, Blagdon(Family event)|
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Car parking available
Suggested donation £2
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)
Interesting place to visit but lack of wildlife
rachcd79, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Very interesting to see and a good place to walk around, especially if you have a dog however I was a little disappointed at the lack of wildlife, maybe it was the time of year but there's not much in the way of flowers etc to be seen
Exercise of the day
We had a walk around northumberlandia which we enjoyed very much but rather disappointed the cafe on site was closed as only open fri, sat and Sunday. It could also benefit from more seating around the place just to take in the beautiful scenery
Wonderful experience for all ages .
JoniG60, Newcastle upon Tyne
Myself(64yrs)husband (65yrs)daughter ( 36yrs) and granddaughter (1yr). We visited and found it so exciting to walk around and so many places to sit and appreciate the surrounding and work achieved in this wonderful work. Lots of Peaple from all over the world were walking around and quite entranced by there experience .excellent views across the area and so peaceful .
Lovely day out
brooke83, newcastle upon tyne
We live very close to Northumberlandia. We have two small children aged 1 and 3 and we quite often visit for a couple of hours. We all love the walk up to the top of each section. All the family can do the walk but the 1 year old has a carry up to the top of the head. It is possible to do all of the trail with a pushchair. There is a woodland walk also which has tree stumps carved into toadstools and a fairy door. Would deff recommend. There are plenty of places for a picnic. Toilets and a little cafe
A7982QYjohnk, Richmond North Yorkshire
We spent 3 wonderful hours wondering over this most magnificent man-made earthworks sculpture. It is a great experience just to experience the sheer scale. We were lucky that the weather was so good. The entry fee is by voluntary contribution. There is a cafe to buy most welcome refreshments. The staff were so friendly and spent time giving more details about the attraction. A good place for children. Just north of Newcastle upon Tyne, definitely worth a visit.