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 home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

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Did you know you can go to the top of Penshaw Monument every weekend and Bank Holiday until September? Amazing views!https://t.co/sKNvzCHnZP 1 day 3 hours ago
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Looks like it's been a great day 3 in 1 event. Sunshine and bike riding in one of the city's nicest sp… https://t.co/JZSfseEI4N 1 week 1 hour ago
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The BIG 3 in 1 event is today at Herrington Country Park, you can still register to take part from 10.30am. https://t.co/s3zfUbHa5J 1 week 6 hours ago
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Gorgeous day at Roker Beach today, perfect conditions for training session https://t.co/ybJOXM6Ov1 1 week 2 days ago
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If you've completed all the Easter egg hunts you can handle, how about a trip out to see some award winning photogr… https://t.co/beW9tCs5oo 1 week 5 days ago
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