Sunderland tourist and travel information

Sunderland tourist and travel information

Sunderland Travel Information

Travel Information Sunderland is accessible from the A1 and the A19. The light-rail Tyne & Wear Metro service makes easy getting around Sunderland, as well as a link into Newcastle city centre. There are international airports at Newcastle and Durham.


bus and coach travel

Coaches Sunderland - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. Tyne and Wear Metro. There are 59 Metro stations serving Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside. Stations are in the centre of Newcastle and Sunderland city centres.

A1 Motorway

Roads Sunderland - Travel by road - Sunderland is about 9 miles east of Junction 65 of the A1(M). The A1 and the Motorway known as the A1(M) runs from London to Edinburgh. Sunderland is about 135 miles from Edinburgh and 285 miles from London.

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Travel by train

Rail Sunderland - Travel by train - Sunderland Train Station, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 3HP. CCTV. Ticket office. Waiting room. Refreshment facilities. Wheelchair accessible toilets. Whole station step free access. Wheelchairs available. Taxi rank.

Northern Rail. Main regions: North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humberside. Tel: 0845 00 00 125.


Ferries - ztown Sunderland - Ferries - The Shields Ferry operates across the River Tyne between North and South Shields every 30 minutes. The crossing takes about seven minutes.


Sunderland Tourist Information


Sport Sunderland - Sport - Sunderland was traditionally a major centre of the shipbuilding and coal mining industries, although the last shipyard closed in 1988. Ships were built on the Wear from at least 1346 onwards and by the mid 18th century Sunderland was probably the chief ship-building town in the country. The site of the last coal mine, closed in 1994, is now occupied by the Stadium of Light, the home ground of football club Sunderland A.F.C. Sunderland FC, Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU. Tel: 0845-671-1973.

Sunderland FC


Sport Sunderland - Sport - Wearside Golf Club, Coxgreen, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 9JT. About 2 miles west of Sunderland, off the A183. Tel: 01915342518.



Stores Sunderland - Shopping - The Bridges Shopping Centre has over 100 top name high street stores. The streets of Sunderland city centre offer independent shops and boutiques. Marks & Spencer Dalton Park Outlet, Units 58-61, Dalton Park, Murton, County Durham, SR7 9HU. Tel: 0191 526 9133. Murton is about 5 miles south of Sunderland. Marks & Spencer - 77 High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 3DD. Tel: 0191 565 7534. British Home Store Sunderland - 86-89 High Street, West Tyne and Wear, SR1 3DB. Tel: 0845 8410278.

Town Centre Shopping


Entertainment Sunderland - Entertainment and attractions - Hylton Castle, Sunderland Hylton Castle is an 11th century fortified medieval gatehouse/tower. On the outskirts of Sunderland. The Royalty Theatre, off Chester Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7PP. Tel: 0191 565 7945.



Other information Sunderland - Other information - Sunderland City Council, P.O. Box 100, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN. Tel: 0191 520 5555. Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland. Tel: 0191 553 2323 In the centre of Sunderland. City Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RE. Tel: 0191 514 1235

Art Gallery



Sunderland hotels


Guest house bed and breakfast in Sunderland

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Tyne and Wear Map and Attractions

Newcastle on Tyne is 280 miles from London. It is 23 miles from Durham to Whitley Bay and 18 miles from Tynemouth to Stanley.

Ferries Ferry indicated is North Shields.

Airports Airport indicated is Newcastle International.

RoadsSunderland is about 9 miles east of Junction 65 of the A1(M).

Tyne and Wear map

Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is a station in Sunderland.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Woodhorn, Northumberland Museum and Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF.
Attraction 2 - Gateshead Angel of the North, Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead Tel: 0191 477 3478
Attraction 3 - Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4JA. (0191) 232 6789.
Attraction 4 - Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR. Tel: 0191 236 9347.
Attraction 5 - Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP. Tel: 0191 236 2020.
Attraction 6 - Beamish - The North of England Open Air Museum, Co. Durham, DH9 0RG. Tel: 01207 231811.

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