Sunderland attractions

Sunderland attractions

SunderlandSunderland is in Tyne & Wear, a county bounded on the east by the North Sea, and bordering Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south. It is located around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear, two rivers that have played a key role in the development of the area. The Romans were the first to realise the potential of their success by using the rivers as a form of defence when they built forts as part of Hadrian’s Wall. Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside are to the north of the county and Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside are to the south.

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Sunderland Museum & Winter

Attractions Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland. Tel: 0191 553 2323 Exciting hands-on exhibits and interactive displays tell the story of Sunderland from its prehistoric past through to the present day. The Museum contains a large collection of the locally made Sunderland Lustreware pottery. The Art Gallery features paintings by L S Lowry who made Sunderland his second home. The stunning Winter Gardens has over 1,500 flowers and plants. In the centre of Sunderland.

Sunderland Museum & Winter

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Washington Wetland Centre is set in 100 acres of stunning wetland and woodland on the River Wear and is one of the North East's biggest conservation success stories. Its wild reserve is home to a nesting colony of nearly 50 Grey Herons, while Hawthorn Wood Hide offers spectacular views of woodland birds including Great-Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch. See hundreds of rare and endangered ducks, geese and swans, plus a colourful breeding colony of Chilean Flamingos. www.wwt.org.uk. About 3 miles west of Sunderland.

Washington Wetland Centre

Attractions Hylton Castle, Sunderland Hylton Castle is an 11th century fortified medieval gatehouse/tower. The keep, four main walls and part of the chapel are all still standing. It stands in Hylton Dene, Sunderland. The site is owned by English Heritage and is freely accessible in daylight hours. www.hyltoncastle.com. On the outskirts of Sunderland.

Hylton Castle

AttractionsSouter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland Tel: 01915 293161 - Souter Lighthouse overlooks the cliffs of Marsden Bay, high above the rocks and notorious currents of the 'Whitburn Steel'. It started operating in 1871 and at the time, was the most advanced in the world. Visitors can climb the 76 steps to the top of the tower to enjoy wide views of the coastline, from the mouth of the Tyne to the Tees. Tea-room with indoor & outdoor facilities and National Trust shop. About 4 miles north of Sunderland.

Souter Lighthouse

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