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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Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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Amongst all of the great sunshine pics we've seen recently, has managed to capture the opposite...… https://t.co/UDuIgZj92Y 1 day 11 hours ago
Lovely, not a cloud in the sky at . Hom many other sunny Sunderland 'selfies' are out there from the weekend? https://t.co/FON9ZtaRnn 1 day 14 hours ago
Did you get any great 'selfies' over the weekend in sunny Sunderland? We'd love to see them... 📸 https://t.co/jYrz1wfhOL 1 day 15 hours ago
RT : Tobias Mohl pulling cane in our Hot Glass Studio. He will be working today and tomorrow. Come down and have a watch… https://t.co/V0zJkLRkL5 4 days 11 hours ago
RT : Lit like a beacon for democracy tonight – Penshaw Monument... https://t.co/WOn1t5oijK 5 days 2 hours ago
RT : Picture Ive taken this eve of the tribute at Penshaw Monument which is lit in the colours of the U… https://t.co/eLTjosi5cD 5 days 2 hours ago
RT : Today's blog is from Cllr Alan Emerson, Mayor of Sunderland, as he backs the bid for :… https://t.co/T00rBJxrgH 5 days 14 hours ago
There might be snow elsewhere in Britain this morning... but it still looks like spring at sunny Seaburn for now. 📸… https://t.co/nCZYpnUTkW 1 week 13 hours ago
Have you registered your place for Penshaw Bowl yet? It's taking place on Good Friday at Herrington Country Park. https://t.co/8KmyDvpLY7 1 week 4 days ago
We always knew we were a great place, and now it's official! Fantastic news about funding for new art… https://t.co/FxXvAKm7Ul 1 week 5 days ago
Want to see some of the world's best photography? The Taylor Wessing exhibition starts on Sat 18 March… https://t.co/GA8XjaPxxr 1 week 5 days ago
RT : V this Saturday at the SoL. Make a weekend of it, with great rates available… https://t.co/wsvDiChLfy 1 week 5 days ago
If your family loves Lego, then this is one event you don't want to miss... https://t.co/P2zlOt9L0X 1 week 6 days ago
yes has real koi carp in their Winter Gardens! 2 weeks 2 hours ago
RT : This morning's dazzling daybreak framed through the pillars of Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, UK. https://t.co/tg33AinMAS 2 weeks 1 day ago

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