Cramlington is a town situated in the county of Northumberland, North East England, situated 9 miles north of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The town is located 8 miles from Newcastle International Airport and 10 miles north of the Port of Tyne and the international ferry terminal at Royal Quays, North Shields. It is also located 5 miles from the Port of Blyth.
Cramlington is home to Northumberlandia, “The Lady of the North” which is thought to be the largest land sculpture of the female form in the world. The idea of creating Cramlington New Town was first raised in 1958 and development of the new town began in earnest in the early 1970’s. The town now has a population of 29,400 and is the second largest centre of population in Northumberland after Blyth (Pop 37,300 at 2011 census).
Cramlington is the site of the first purpose-built Speciality Emergency Care Hospital in the UK which opened in June 2015. The town is twinned with Solingen and Ratingen in Germany and Gelendzhik in Russia.