A Grand Day Out at Northumberlandia
The Lady of the North otherwise known as Northumberlandia is found north of Newcastle Upon Tyne just off the main A1. If you thinking about holidaying here why not look for something a little different to do when you visit. Then check out Northumberlandia! It is a great way to see the county and its countryside from a unique perspective.
Northumberlandia or ‘The Lady of the North‘ is a huge modern landscape sculpture in the form of a woman. She is the major part of a 46-acre community park that has free public access plus 4 miles of footpaths on and around the landform.
Situated on part of the Blagdon Estate, she was created as part of the redevelopment of the area whilst the Banks Group operated an opencast mine nearby.
The views from the top of her head are stunning! 360 degrees of the surrounding countryside, local towns and of the opencast mine itself. On a clear day, the views are spectacular, towards the far North you can see the Cheviot Hills located near the Scottish Border and to the East, you can see the North Sea!
With plenty of walks around the bottom of the sculpture and walkways that lead to the top, it is accessible for most people. Dogs on leads are allowed to walk around as well which makes this a great place for walking the family pet too!
The Lady of the North also has small lakes, plenty of parking spaces, visitor centre and a great little cafe. Although this is free to visit they do suggest a £2 donation at the car park to help fund the upkeep of the park. We think this is very reasonable for a great day out in the fresh air!
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