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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Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.

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RT : Entertainment in Sunderland just reached new heights! Seeing the amazingly brave artists from climb t… https://t.co/iEISJxzEEK 1 day 8 hours ago
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RT : Well done to the cast of ! Fantastic performance at ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ , on to a so… https://t.co/NRJpfnlSSS 2 days 18 hours ago
RT : At 109 metres long there’s lots to see on board the Russian ship, Mir. The queue isn’t too long so take the opportu… https://t.co/ZmJKMYFppP 2 days 18 hours ago
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Well what a parade that was! Simply fantastic! Hats off to walking in stilts whilst playing a drum - WOW! https://t.co/HWF1rXagtN 3 days 2 hours ago
RT : Just spotted the high wire that will be using to cross the River Wear for the finale of https://t.co/YO8J0gPfc2 3 days 3 hours ago
RT : We’re so excited for that we wanted to learn more about Sunderland’s own naval hero Jack Crawfor… https://t.co/0pkPGS5Ced 3 days 3 hours ago
RT : Just under an hour to go until the start of the Crew Parade! It starts at 3pm from the Civic Centre, at the Burdon… https://t.co/15bJqspwo1 3 days 3 hours ago
RT : Sails at the ready on the DeGallant in prep for arrival of our c… https://t.co/zqgWCGxXlk 3 days 3 hours ago
RT : Looks like everyone is learning lots with down in the Discovery Tent today,… https://t.co/lILj8DnZiU 3 days 4 hours ago

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