Northumberlandia - The Lady of the North

Posted 21 Jun 13, written by Amanda Lambert

Set in 19 Hectares of public park this is the world’s largest human form sculptured into the landscape.

Northumberlandia was created by a world renowned artist called Charles Jencks. The sculpture was created to transform the old Shotton surface coal mine and was filled with 1.5 million tones of rock, clay and soil. The sculpture stands 100 feet high and is ¼ mile long with 4 miles of pathways around this magnificent ‘lady’ sculpture. 

The inspiration for the landform comes from the Cheviot Hills which can be seen in the distance, the natural shapes and curves of the Cheviot Hills have been brought forward into the foreground to make the ‘Lady of the North’.

One of our guests staying in the area, recently visited Northumberlandia and this is what they had to say about their trip:


“The” Lady of the North” is well worth a visit, easy to find & free parking. It’s about 4 miles if you go all round & stand on every bit of her but even a non walker like me made it & enjoyed it. Lunch at the pub just up the road is a good place to go too. Well recommended.”



Want to know more?

More information about Northumberlandia, can be found on the website 

How to find us

Northumberlandia is next to the town of Cramlington in Northumberland, just North of Newcastle and is only a few minutes from the A1.

By car – if you have a satnav please use postcode NE23 8AU or directions can be easily found through Google maps.

By train – the nearest station is Cramlington approximately 2.5 miles away.

By bus – the following buses pass the bus stops adjacent to the roundabout near the pedestrian entrance to Northumberlandia.

 Want to tell us about a great place you have visited?

If you have visited somewhere special in the Northumberland area recently and would like to share it with us, get in touch with me at:  and I’ll be happy to post it on our blog along with any photos you are happy to share.


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