What's nearby


Be inspired to explore the wider region of North East England. Sunderland is an ideal base to visit the rest of the region and access some of the best heritage and cultural attractions in the UK.

Sunderland's good central location enables visitors to travel around the region hassle free; in 30 minutes you can visit the historic Durham City and its magnificent cathedral and castle, or see the cultural delights of The Sage Gateshead and acclaimed art exhibitions at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

A short drive away is Beamish Open Air Museum, one of the UK's most popular attractions. This open air museum features recreations of a 19th and early 20th century farm, colliery and village, including trams and steam engines.

Sunderland shares its coast with both South Tyneside and Durham's Heritage Coast. You can see more of the stunning coastal wildlife, seabirds and flora and fauna found on our northern coast.

To find out more about the North East region please visit www.visitnortheastengland.com

Did you know?

L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.


Difficult to pick a favourite from the 53 entries in the Awards but Cecilia has definitely caught our e… https://t.co/j72aSwTEUD 4 hours 50 min ago
We’re at the launch of the Awards exhibition and the painting are amazing. The exhibition i… https://t.co/Sl7xo0m8Ay 4 hours 59 min ago
RT : You can help the spread the word about the Tall Ships fleet coming to Sunderland, the first port in the Tall Ships… https://t.co/5x7yde7YjK 7 hours 37 min ago
RT : We are delighted that the restoration project is up for a gong in the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)… https://t.co/5G3wwMxh3C 7 hours 40 min ago
RT : Oh what a night! The REVIEWS are coming in and it looks like the PRESS NIGHT for was a hit! ♥️🎭 Runn… https://t.co/iBDsaJeYHL 7 hours 42 min ago
RT : Now only 2 days from opening of our next exhibition – the BP Portrait Award 2017 represents… https://t.co/Jc5YorDWSH 7 hours 44 min ago
Have you seen our lovely artwork of seafront events and attractions at Seaburn Metro station? We’re biased but it l… https://t.co/xFcxSo9SQb 1 day 2 hours ago
RT : Our new exhibition opens 10am on Sat 24 March - the BP Portrait Award 2017. Previously on show at https://t.co/wTFZnYgGbC 1 day 7 hours ago
RT : Great time earlier with and in preparation for and Active Sun… https://t.co/9ehu3c9jjC 1 day 8 hours ago
RT : 3 days to go! Join us for the opening of the new NGCA and the preview of Fiona Crisp: Material Sight this Friday 23… https://t.co/8wroUBD2XL 1 day 9 hours ago
RT : Dur dur dur… War of the Worlds (the comedy version) comes to ACW 6 April! Join as they recreate dead… https://t.co/hfAD9UfRLU 1 day 9 hours ago
RT : What a beautiful morning with at Port of Sunderland! https://t.co/62wlYQlCk0 1 day 11 hours ago
RT : It's ! Why not visit Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens to celebrate it! FREE & open… https://t.co/d85gmirq91 1 day 13 hours ago
If you’ve never seen , it’s third time lucky. This fantastic show is on until 31 March. https://t.co/1GAfAGP4Bs 1 day 14 hours ago
We couldn’t agree more , the North East coast is beautiful, and we spotted our lovely in… https://t.co/D8oRXIfhvq 2 days 3 hours ago


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