Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument

Get some fresh air and and take in stunning views from this 70-foot high monument, at the top of Penshaw Hill.

The monument, built in 1844, is a half-size replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens and can be seen for miles around. It's one of Sunderland's best loved landmarks and even appears on the badge of Sunderland Football Club.

You can climb to the very top of Penshaw Monument. From Good Friday to the end of September, the National Trust open the spiral staircase hidden inside one of the monuments pillars, letting groups of visitors up to the roof top to enjoy the view. Bookings are taken via the National Trust website. The cost is £5 per person or free to National Trust members.

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L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.

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