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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Sunderland will welcome over 50 Tall Ships for the first time, when we are the start port for the 2018 races, from 11-14 July.

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RT : 🦒🐧Are you ready to GO wild? is out of the zoo and heading to (28 Aug - 1 Sept) starrin… https://t.co/G03GYMATId 1 day 5 hours ago
RT : An annual celebration of young musicians, which has fostered the talents of members of The Futureheads, Lake Poets… https://t.co/NO2l6VxCBa 1 day 5 hours ago
RT : DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES! Sunderland Airshow 2019 will take place Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July. 2 days 5 hours ago
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RT : B&B of the year last year was - a stunning accommodation in a converted church in Seahouses. There'… https://t.co/A24hbjksVM 1 week 2 days ago
From have a go archery at to inventing and drawing cartoon characters with the fab childrens author… https://t.co/DgA4S9VUJJ 1 week 2 days ago
Join Ian Graham the Coast Ranger and Brian Young a renowned Geologist for this informative walk looking at Halliwel… https://t.co/kMpDtGE7T6 1 week 2 days ago
RT : Tomorrow, Fri 10 Aug get the kids along to help us make a giant wall poem and drawings 🖌️🎨✍️inspired by the Julie C… https://t.co/tbde0aPVyh 1 week 2 days ago
RT : Big shout out our sponsors for supporting us over the years. Thank you! https://t.co/KhssZpdWMr 1 week 3 days ago
RT : Lots of fun being had by all! Just £1 to take part and we’re here until 4.00pm 1 week 3 days ago
RT : Roker Pier & Lighthouse now open for tour bookings for September 13 and 14 2018 as part of Heritage Open Days. Find… https://t.co/zeLS2xp2Q3 1 week 3 days ago

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