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Tourist Information Centres

Visitor Information Service
City Centre Customer Service Centre
31 - 32 Fawcett Street
Tel: 0191 520 5550

Press Contact

Laura Britton
Destination Management Officer
Sunderland City Council
Civic Centre
Burdon Road
Tel: 0191 5618471

Trade Contact

As above.


Sunderland is a city with a difference - a modern, bustling centre balanced with a relaxing green environment, stunning coastal scenery and a refreshing attitude to life.

The rapidly improving city centre has an enviable location, set on the mouth of the River Wear with an award-winning coastline and surrounded by easily accessible countryside. With a range of outstanding heritage, cultural and sporting attractions you'll find that Sunderland has everything you need for an ideal short break.

What's on Offer


The City’s sandy beaches of Roker and Seaburn provide a spectacular setting, with bars, restaurants and seafront accommodation as the ideal accompaniment.
The coastline is of great geological interest and boasts a promenade, pier and picturesque gardens within Roker Park.

Places to Visit

National Glass Centre
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
St Peter’s Church
Fulwell Windmill
Mowbray Park
Penshaw Monument
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
Washington Old Hall
North East Aircraft Museum
Washington Wetlands Centre


Sunderland Empire
Royalty Theatre
Great nightlife
Empire Cinema
Popular underground music scene
Regular live music
International events


The retail heart of the city is focused on The Bridges Shopping Centre and the Sunniside cultural quarter, which boasts smaller boutiques specialising in trendy interiors and designer clothing.

Eating Out

With a host of new bars and restaurants opening to join the established favourites there is no shortage of places to have a good time.

Recreation & Sport

Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope
Sunderland Wall (Climbing)
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (Leisure Centre)
Sunderland Marine Activities Centre
Karting North East
Stadium of Light
SK8 City
Sunderland Greyhound Stadium
Sunderland Yacht Club
C2C and W2W Cycle Routes

Conference & Business Facilities

For details contact the Sunderland Visitor Information Service in 0191 520 5550 or email seeitdoit@sunderland.gov.uk


For information on quality assured accommodation contact Sunderland's Visitor Information Service on 0191 520 5550 or visit www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk

Getting There


Sunderland is easily accessible from the A1 and A19.


Sunderland is easily accessibly by rail from major UK cities. The Tyne & Wear Metro service is an easy means of getting around Sunderland and the Tyne & Wear region.


The International Ferry Terminal at North Tyneside provides links to Northern Europe.


Newcastle International Airport is 20 miles from Sunderland and offers direct transport links via the Tyne & Wear Metro system.

Durham Tees Valley is 40 miles from Sunderland.