Northumberlandia

Northumberlandia
Blagdon
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 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.


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
Toilet Facilities at Northumberlandia Sightseeing and Leisure Attraction Toilet facilities
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tripadvisor
21/04/2017

Great walk


Sara S, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Great walk with amazing views and all free , cafe on site but wasn't open the day we visited . Would be nice to have a picnic here in the summer .
tripadvisor
15/04/2017

More than just the land sculpture......


Iain_Ory, Latina, Italy
Lovely idea to use the land reclaimed from the mine for a tourist attraction. However, it is more than just a sculpture. It is a development of a natural environment and there is also a much recommended woodland walk. Great views of the mine and machinery from the top. The top is very exposed so it can get windy. People with walking difficulties may want to stick to the lower paths.
tripadvisor
11/04/2017

Northumberlandia


stevie3301, Cramlington, United Kingdom
This is an incredible sculpture made from the landscape of an open cast mine. It is improving Year on Year as the land matures however I have to say the best views are from the air! To walk the sculpture and climb the paths which represent body parts you have to keep retracing your steps to descend. Dogs must be on a lead. A visit won't take long and as a local I'm proud of it but don't expect too much unless you're in a micro-light!
tripadvisor
10/04/2017

Amazing


Lynne A,
Muat be aeen the landscape is amazing. Car park is free although they do ask for a donation. View from the top is great and plenty of routes up to it.
tripadvisor
10/04/2017

Just Lovely


Niel J, London, United Kingdom
Great place to wander and it's amazing that they turned an old mining pit into a land sculpture of a woman. 4 mile of tracks to wander and it's 7 footballs pitches in size. Well worth a visit dogs are welcome too
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URL: http://www.northumberlandia.com

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