Welcome to our city by the sea

From beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries, there's plenty to see and do in Sunderland. Many of the city's attractions are free and all offer a great family day out, packed with fun.

Sunderland is a welcoming, bustling city set right on the coast and at the mouth of the River Wear. It boasts wide sandy beaches and acres of relaxing and invigorating green spaces. Culturally its offer includes Sunderland Empire Theatre, National Glass Centre and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, while its underground music scene is considered one of the most vibrant in the UK. This proud city by the sea also has a fascinating history, outstanding sporting attractions and a family-friendly programme of events and festivals.

 

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Sunderland is one of the few cities in the UK to have a river, beautiful coastline and two award winning beaches at Roker and Seaburn.

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RT : We're monitoring the weather but at the moment everything is still going ahead as planned 8 hours 51 min ago
RT : What's On Autumn 17, a superb selection of shows... Theatre, music, comedy and art for all! - https://t.co/ATOpDxnAqV 1 day 1 hour ago
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RT : Date for the diaries! will be officially opened on Nov 23 with a spectacular live event https://t.co/2afxe1MsOE 3 days 21 hours ago
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Yes! makes it through to the shortlist for UK City of Culture 2021. Well done everyone involved. 1 week 18 hours ago
RT : Free weekly runs in Mowbray Park. Ran by fantastic volunteers so get yourselves down and say hi 👋 https://t.co/7UKUWtKKTo 1 week 1 day ago
It's this Saturday, and it's FREE. Head to Thompson Park for great music, workshops, kids activitie… https://t.co/2E0VwWZptJ 1 week 3 days ago
Thank you and good bye HMS Ocean ⚓️ https://t.co/UKaIuOdXZH 1 week 4 days ago
One year exactly until The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 and we can't wait! https://t.co/GhcIyedvzp 1 week 4 days ago

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