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.


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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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
07/06/2017

Terrific


Linda F, Salisbury
I was visiting my brother in Newcastle and he said we'd be going to Northumberlandia which I thought would be a tacky theme park but what a lovely surprise to find it isn't! What I don't understand is why they've called it Northumberlandia and not the Lady of the North which makes far more sense. You approach via a short walk through a wood. There are toadstools here! What a great way of breathing life into the eye-sore of a spent open-cast mine. It's a wonderful idea and a modern twist on the chalk hill carvings of horses that abound in my neck of the woods, Wiltshire. It is free and a great excuse for a brisk walk. Afterwards you can have a delicious lunch at the Snowy Owl pub next door. Suitable for couples, families of young children and teens, friends, solo visitors
tripadvisor
03/06/2017

Unusual attraction


arlostewart2016,
Certainly an attraction with a difference. The site is the outline of a female lying down with pathways round and over the body. It takes 10 minutes to walk all the way round the base alone. There are some quite steep climbs up to the face and boobs and it is not entirely suitable for the disabled. But, a good couple of hours, and it's free!
tripadvisor
03/06/2017

Stunning views


Cstewart15, Durham, United Kingdom
Lovely walk around a huge natural sculpture of a " Mother Nature" type figure made of grass and mounds. Walk the perimeter of her body and even high up onto the face for stunning views of the countryside and the open coal mine. Pleasant staff in the on site cafe.
tripadvisor
01/06/2017

Very interesting place


_annplatts42, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Visited with my husband on a warm sunny morning. Couldn't believe what has been achieved out of a huge pile of earth. Hard to believe this has been achieved because of open cast mining. The walk to the top is well worth it, used a walking stick, and this helped a lot (we are both well into our 70's!) The views great on a clear day, open cast site very busy. Visited tea/coffee shop and had a lovely cuppa. Had an interesting chat with member of wildlife staff - very informative! A good place to visit, no set charge, donation welcome.
tripadvisor
31/05/2017

Spectacular views


17LDR, Ashington, United Kingdom
Visited on a sunny day, Views from the top are spectacular. Could see Penshaw Monument, 30 miles away.
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