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Sunderland City guide, including Sunderland Hotels
As one of England's newest cities, Sunderland is a city with a
landmarks; it was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham,
John George Lambton. Located opposite Herrington Country Park, Penshaw
Monument stands magnificently above the city on a limestone hill in the
middle of the Great North Forest and affords views as far as Durham
Cathedral and the North Pennines.
the Large Visitor Attraction category, Excellence in England awards,
Sunderland's museum is hugely popular with visitors of all ages. A
range of fascinating multimedia presentations tell the city's story
from its early foundations to the present day. One of the galleries
boasts an extensive collection of paintings by LS Lowry, who considered
Sunderland his “second home”.
the north bank of the River Wear. It is dedicated to promoting glass
and all its uses; in design, technology and as a vehicle for artistic
expression. Here you can explore the history of glass making in the UK
and see examples of the contemporary glass maker's art. It is a
fascinating experience for visitors of all ages.
of the City Library and Arts Centre. It has received critical acclaim
for its changing exhibitions programme, featuring the current work of
local, national and international artists.
is located just north of Roker. Built in 1821 from the magnesium
limestone from nearby quarries, it features a purpose-built visitor
centre that offers a glimpse of the workings of a 19th century
windmill. The ancient art of corn milling is demonstrated during the
guided tour of the mill's five floors.
Things to do:
The award winning beaches and nearby parks play host to a number of
Sunderland's annual outdoor events. These include the annual
international air show and the Waterfront Weekend featuring world
music, art and theatre. There are some spectacular coastal walks to
suit all ages and the sands of the city's beaches at Roker and Seaburn
are the perfect place for walking and jogging. The cliff-top parks to
the north of the city, allow you to walk the Bede's Way or follow the
Walney to Wear cycling routes.
wonderful seaside playground for adults and children alike.
This recreated wetland provides a 'stop over' and wintering habitat for
migratory water birds after their passage over the North Sea. It is a
haven for curlew and redshank and a breeding ground for flocks of
herons. The Wetland Discovery Centre offers a view of the wide range of
wildlife and a programme of art exhibitions.
of water-based sports and leisure activities, from sailing and canoeing
to pleasure fishing or a river cruise. Take a boat trip out along the
Wear to enjoy the varied riverscape or try out more water sports and
other activities at the centre.
where the facilities and courses cater for everyone from the novice to
the die-hard crag rat.
every year to the seafront at Seaburn to watch the thrilling displays
by jet fighters, vintage aircraft, helicopters and aerobatic teams,
including the world famous Red Arrows.
You will find that Sunderland offers the visitor the choice of world
cuisine. From Italian cuisine to the latest Japanese sushi bar, you'll
find a huge range of restaurants sure to get your taste buds tingling
and your mouth watering.
panoramic sea views.
area, providing great service and food, along with a private bar for
all dinner parties.
prime city-centre location and outdoor picnic tables during the summer
exotic dishes such as Szechuan cured beef with crisp rice noodles and
duck on garlic mash.
National Glass Centre. This ground-floor restaurant is where you can
relax with a cappuccino or tackle a full three-course meal.
Hotels & Accommodation:
Sunderland offers a range of visitor accommodation to suit all tastes
and budgets. Available accommodation ranges from three and four star
hotels to cosy guest houses and bed & breakfasts.
In the evening enjoy Sunderland’s theatres, bars and clubs.
grand spiral staircase. Downstairs there is a large L-shaped bar while
upstairs there are two bars and a wood-floored dance floor. DJs play
R&B, soul and house every night. The blend of music fits the venue
entertainment complex, comprising of four venues in one. The building
itself was once the City’s cinema but lay empty and derelict for many
years before its multi-million pound re-development.
splendid example of Edwardian architecture. Recently refurbished, the
Empire boasts 21st Century facilities and is the only theatre between
Manchester and Edinburgh capable of staging large West End productions.
Sunderland has everything you need for an ideal short break. Whether
you are after relaxation, invigoration or both, Sunderland's
distinctive mix of city, coast and countryside will definitely be a
breath of fresh air.
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Name: Maria Williams
Biography: Maria writes for Sleep UK
- providers of cheap uk hotels.
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