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.


Stories from Sunderland...

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Sunderland is one of the few cities in the UK to have a river, beautiful coastline and two award winning beaches at Roker and Seaburn.


Have you been to yet? Here’s what you need to know: ⏰It’s the last weekend, open Thursday… https://t.co/ITd817KrHO 16 hours 17 min ago
Ooh that’s Love Lily hot choc and Sunderland Illuminations on our to do list for this weekend! 22 hours 52 min ago
It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it! Local blogger has tested lots of hot chocolate, and the… https://t.co/KYTr1fdH20 22 hours 53 min ago
RT : Who fancies going to the fireworks? 💫⭐️🌟✨ https://t.co/4IrEYlqNXy 1 day 19 hours ago
RT : Hey Sunderland! The one and only Terry Deary will be appearing in Terrible Tudors & Awful Egyptians nex… https://t.co/YAipXiqae7 2 days 15 hours ago
Reindeers, running and raising money, what’s not to love? https://t.co/x5aFY3cMyX 2 days 19 hours ago
RT : FOOTBALL FANS! This week The Damned United comes to . Adapted from David Peace’s brillia… https://t.co/TsoY2d6Luv 4 days 19 min ago
RT : Serving members of the armed forces join veterans for special service in Sunderland this mornin… https://t.co/T3W2ogNvn2 4 days 21 hours ago
RT : Have you heard the Culture market is here today 10-5 at The Engine Room? Head down and find a range of funky and vi… https://t.co/7kHjkoxtpM 5 days 22 hours ago
RT : Tickets for the Spice Girls at the Stadium of Light go on sale tomorrow, if you fancy enjoying the concert in style… https://t.co/rnaK1bBNIF 6 days 14 hours ago
RT : Not been to Sunderland Illuminations yet? Travelling there is easy with us – our special service runs up to every 1… https://t.co/u3KCeLxjIf 1 week 1 day ago
RT : It's - Come and meet artist Ranbir Kaur as she creates new rangoli artworks this Sat, 10 Nov at 10.30am… https://t.co/AEdzmwghnu 1 week 2 days ago
Hi Stacey, if you email events@Sunderland.gov.uk a member of the team will be able to reissue your ticket. 1 week 2 days ago
RT : Join us as hundreds of serving members of all three armed forces and veterans mark the centenary of the end of the… https://t.co/gjh4u5Xb2W 1 week 3 days ago
RT : Loved the Sunderland Illumiminations and Festival of Light. Always go to to see the panto but this… https://t.co/EzgSKjLJI3 1 week 3 days ago


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