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Northumberlandia, Cramlington

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Northumberlandia (the "Lady of the North") is a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, which was completed in 2012, near Cramlington, Northumberland, northern England.

Made of 1.5 million tonnes of earth from neighbouring Shotton Surface Mine, it is 34 metres (112 feet) high and 400 metres (1,300 feet) long, set in a 19 hectares (47 acres) public park. Its creators claim that it is the largest land sculpture in female form in the world.
It is intended to be a major tourist attraction, with the developers hoping that it will attract an additional 200,000 visitors a year to Northumberland. It was officially opened by Anne, Princess Royal on 29 August 2012. A day-long Community Opening Event on 20 October 2012 marked the park becoming fully open to the public.
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  • I visited for the first time in January 2021 during lockdown. It was a rare sunny and bright day, yet freezing and extremely muddy! You definitely need to wear a pair of wellies here! Parking is free....  more »
  • Lovely walk around this interesting landscape sculpture. The surface coal mine next door points to the ‘before and ‘after’ achievement. The car park is free and offers free electric vehicle...  more »
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