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 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.

Northumberlandia is a venue for ...
Batty about Halloween, Blagdon(Arts and Crafts)

Ticketing and entry prices for Northumberlandia

Type Entry for Guide price
Free 1
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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
03/10/2017

Good Example of Utilising Spoil from Opencast Mine for a Tourist Attraction


Manfred B, Telford, United Kingdom
We came upon the Lady of the North by chance and enjoyed the lovely walk to this iconic landscaped Sculpture. Although one has a wonderful view across the Sculpture and surrounding countryside (including the opencast mine next door), it is difficult to see the complete lady even from the highest point. However there is a plaque before one gets to the Sculpture which portrays an aerial view of the Lady of the North! We also would like to mention the very warm welcome given to us by the friendly ladies who work in Information/Tea Room, who provided help even though we arrived before the opening time.
tripadvisor
20/09/2017

Unique.


Angela S, Richmond, United Kingdom
Opened by The Princess Royal in 2012 this is an interesting site, offering wonderful views over Northumberland. I suppose the best way to view this land sculpture would be by air, but nevertheless you get a reasonable view by walking round the site. Next door there is a very busy working open cast mine. From the top of the head of Northumberlandia you get quite a good view of aircraft coming in from the coast to land at Newcastle Airport. Good photo opportunities and a visit is strongly recommended.
tripadvisor
13/09/2017

Walk around


jamie a,
I went to this visitor attraction earlier in the week with friends and my dog founding it to be a nice walk out mainly rambling and chatting. It had some excellent views over Northumberland and at the time there was a coffee stall at the entrance though my friend said there is a cafe a short walk away from the attraction.
tripadvisor
09/09/2017

With my dog


ian1509, South Shields, United Kingdom
An impressive art work of Northumberlandia, a large sculpture of a lady laying across the site. It might be useful to look at the drone footage on YouTube to get a birds eye view. There is a woodland trail set out to interest the children and paths round and over the sculpture. There is a cafe which has a range of snacks, and a nature table, you can take your dog inside this cafe. Both toilets are easy access. the sponsor has a working open cast pit next door and you can see the east coast main line trains go by.
tripadvisor
09/09/2017

Nice Walk


Ann A, Cramlington, United Kingdom
Lovely scenery good views in parts there are up hill paths if you can manage these it is well worth the effort.
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