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Roker House, St George's Terrace, Roker, Sunderland
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John Street, Sunderland City Centre, Sunderland
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6 Azalea Terrace North, Sunderland
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9 Elms West, Sunderland
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2 Bexley Street, Sunderland
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Flat 6, High Street West, Sunderland
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2, Borough Road, Sunderland
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111 Brandling Street, Sunderland
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Oddfellows Arms 19 N Ravensworth Street, Sunderland
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10 Reasons To Visit Sunderland
1. Enjoy the Seaside at Seaburn BeachSunderland's Seaburn Beach is popular with walkers, even in the depths of winter. On warm, summer days crowds flock onto the golden sand. Exploring the rock pools, at the north end of the beach, is a great way of seeing sea creatures such as crabs and starfish. If you prefer not to get sand in your shoes then wander along the promenade. Peckish? Treat yourself to fish and chips or an ice cream - after all, you're at the seaside.
2. Pop Inside the National Glass CentreSee experts demonstrating their glassblowing and flameworking skills at the free-to-visit National Glass Centre. You can even book to create your own piece of glass within the Hot Glass Studio. The centre hosts exhibitions of works by leading British and international glass artists. You can also learn how Sunderland?s long associations with glassmaking began in Saxon times. Why not dine overlooking the river? The centre's airy Brasserie restaurant serves dishes made with regionally produced ingredients.
3. Take a Look at the Region's Saxon HeritageSt Peter's Church, on the north side of the river, dates back to the 7th century and lends its name to the University of Sunderland's nearby campus. The church was founded in 674AD and was part of the Jarrow-Monkwearmouth Monastery at which Bede, the author of 'The Ecclesiastical History of the English People', worked. You can still see Saxon carvings in St Peter's porch, beneath the tower.
4. Watch Football at the Stadium of LightSunderland Association Football Club play their home games at the Stadium of Light on the north bank of the River Wear. The Black Cats have played in the 49,000-capacity, all-seater arena since 1997, when the club moved from Roker Park. The miner's lamp sculpture outside the stadium is a reference to the region's coal mining heritage and site's former use as Wearmouth Colliery. A guided tour of the ground will give you the chance to walk down the tunnel and sit in the dugouts.
5. Take A Stroll in Roker ParkDon't make the mistake of confusing the Roker Park that exists today with the old home of Sunderland Association Football Club - the site was converted into a housing estate a couple of decades ago. Roker Park, near the seafront, is a landscaped park dating from Victorian times. It hosts a sensory garden, a model boating lake plus a couple of bowling greens. For kids there's a play area and a miniature railway chugs around in the summer.
6. Retail Therapy in The Bridges Shopping CentreEnjoy shopping? Inside the Bridges Shopping Centre, at the heart of the city, you have the choice of around 100 stores. Take your pick from a host of well-known, high street names. Whether it's new clothing and footwear or gifts for friends and family members, there's a good chance you'll find what you're looking for. You can also take a break for a warm drink and a slice of cake or a savoury snack at one of the Bridges' cafes
7. Follow Sunderland's Riverside Sculpture TrailA sculpture trail featuring 10 works runs along north bank of the River Wear between the famous arch of Wearmouth Bridge and Sunderland Marina. Sculptor Colin Wilbourn cooperated with writer Chaz Brenchley to create the trail, which draws influence from the region's heritage. You'll see giant nuts and bolts lying around 'Shadows in Another Light', a work referencing the ship building industry that once thrived on the Wear. You can pause in the stone armchair forming part of 'The Red House', depicting a home that's been blown apart.
8. Go Sailing in the North SeaWhy not learn how to sail? You can take to the water via lessons at Sunderland Yacht Club, which offers Royal Yachting Association training courses. The origins of the venerable club, whose headquarters are by the Old North Pier, can be traced back to 1856. The summer season runs from April to October, when you'll see both motor-powered and sailing vessels in the harbour and off the coast most weekends.
9. Step Inside the National Gallery for Contemporary ArtLike so many of the world's art museums, the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is often referred to simply by its acronym. The NGCA opened back in 1995 and shares its entrance with Sunderland City Library. The gallery hosts regularly changing exhibitions by emerging and established artists. Five or six major exhibitions are held each year, giving you opportunities to see artworks taking the form of paintings, video and light installations plus photography. Sound installations have also featured at the NGCA.
10. Visit Sunderland Museum and Winter GardensFind out about the heritage of the city in Sunderland Museum. View examples of the ceramics and glassware once produced on Wearside and see artefacts from the mining and shipbuilding industries that once employed thousands. The artworks on display include paintings by L.S. Lowry, who used to take holidays in Sunderland. The Winter Gardens are home to colourful koi carp plus hundreds of plant and tree species normally found in warmer climes.
Points of Interest in Sunderland
- Stadium of Light
All seater football stadium which is the home of Sunderland FC.
- The Bridges Shopping Centre
Large mall in Sunderland city centre with branches of Debenhams, TK Max, Primark, Waterstone's, Costa, Gregg's, and more.
- National Glass Centre
Centre of national excellence supporting the research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass.
- Sunniside Leisure
Leisure and entertainment park with an Empire multiplex cinema, MFA Bowl, Grosvenor Casino, McDonald's and Nando's.
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