Sunderland and the North East
Sunderland and the North East of England is home to two areas of outstanding natural beauty - the North Pennines and the Northumberland National Coast - and the beautiful Durham Heritage Coast which stretches from Sunderland to Hartlepool.
From the Angel of the North in Gateshead to the oldest ship afloat in Europe in Hartlepool, there is plenty to see and do in the North East.
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Ideas for days out in Sunderland the North East
Herrington Country Park
Home to an array of outdoor events, Herrington Country Park offers walks, cycle trails, environmental sculptures and much more.
Roker and Seaburn beaches
Roker and Seaburn beaches provide a wonderful seaside playground for adults and children alike. These award winning beaches and their nearby parks also play host to a number of Sunderland's annual outdoor events, including the international air show.
Explore one of the world's first modern railways, designed by George Stephenson.
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art has received great critical acclaim for its changing exhibitions programme, featuring the current work of local, national and international artists.
Fulwell Windmill is a distinctive Sunderland landmark and the only working windmill in North East England. Free admission.
Silksworth Sports Complex
For an activity packed day out, don't miss Silksworth Sports Complex and the dry ski slope, athletics track, sports pitches, play area, snowboarding and Sk8 City skate park.
Sunderland Climbing Wall
Aim high at the Sunderland Climbing Wall
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
Monkwearmouth Station Museum opened in 1973 and exhibits railway and local history in a preserved Victorian Station. Explore history through seven interactive galleries.
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Discover Sunderland from its pre-historic past to the present day. Explore exciting displays and a wide variety of collections with hands-on exhibits, computer interactives and video presentations.
Arts Centre Washington
The Arts Centre Washington is a vibrant and exciting focus for arts activities offering a theatre, gallery, artists' studios, recording studio, licensed bar, rehearsal rooms and function rooms.
The Hartlepool Maritime Experience, Hartlepool
The Hartlepool Maritime Experience is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport and a fantastic place to visit.
The National Glass Centre
The National Glass Centre is a unique venue dedicated to exploring ideas through glass and providing opportunities for people to be creative, enjoy themselves and feel inspired.