Attractions and Places to Visit in Sunderland

From beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries, there's plenty to see and do in Sunderland and the SR postcode area. Many of the 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 program of events and festivals.

Hylton Castle

Hylton Castle

Discover 600 years of history at Hylton Castle, and explore the beautiful open space and paths of Hylton Dene. Whether there were earlier buildings here is not known but the impressive gatehouse tower, the only part of the castle still standing, was almost certainly intended to be the dominant element of the new building
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National Glass Centre in Sunderland

National Glass Centre

Discover how glass arrived in Britain, how it's made and how it's become something we all take for granted at the National Glass Centre.
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Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens is a great place for the whole family to spend a day, giving you lots to see and do. Situated in the heart of the city, the museum has four floors of exciting galleries and exhibitions waiting to be discovered
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