National Glass Centre Sunderland

National Glass Centre Sunderland

Home to a world class university and Premiership football team, Sunderland and the Sunderland coast around Roker and Seaburn make a great North East base for both business and leisure. Rich in shipbuilding and engineering heritage, Sunderland is a riverside city close to the mouth of the River Wear. There are heritage themed walking trails running alongside the river right out to the mouth of the estuary and the dramatically located National Glass Centre which digs deep into Sunderland's glass making history.

River Wear towards Roker from the National Glass Centre viewpoint

River Wear towards Roker from the National Glass Centre viewpoint

Within easy reach of Newcastle and a gateway to the Durham Heritage Coast to the South, Sunderland offers a lively city base with a choice of attractions. See National touring theatre shows at the famous Edwardian Sunderland Empire Theatre and take a tour of the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens with impressive artwork collections by Lowry and tropical indoor water garden oasis.

Sunderland offers a wide choice of bars, nightclubs, vibrant pubs and restaurants. World class sport also features in the city in the form of the Stadium of Light football stadium situated on the site of the old Wearmouth Colliery. The ground is a popular choice for England games and also offers public tours and adjacent shop.

Anglo-Saxon gems - St Peter's, Wearmouth Sunderland

Anglo-Saxon gems - St Peter's, Wearmouth Sunderland

Take a walk out to the ancient Saxon St Peter's church at Wearmouth Jarrow - a potential World Heritage Site dating back to 674AD! Other Sunderland gems not to be missed include the 1840s free entry Monkwearmouth Station just across the Wearmouth Bridge, an important station along the North East Railway heritage trail, with exhibition and original platform intact. Sunderland's many attractions expand out to the coast and immediate surrounds. Highlights here include best watersports, beaches and coastal walking around Roker and Seaburn, both of which have beautiful lighthouses and promenades.

Tour magnificent heritage sites near Sunderland including the great medieval gatehouse of Hylton Castle to the west and the Victorian hilltop Penshaw Monument to the South. American visitors won't want to miss a visit to the National Trust's Washington Old Hall just west of Sunderland, the ancestral home of US president George Washington! Whether you're looking for a great North East holiday base, a Sunderland hotel for business, a football weekend away or a party break, find it here on Iknow. Book Sunderland hotels & accommodation online.

Accommodation in Sunderland

  • Sunderland   (0.3 miles from the centre of Sunderland)
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    Sunderland Travelodge hotel with en-suite double and family rooms. Close to train station and attractions. Wi-Fi service available. Charged parking nearby.
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  • Roker   (1.3 miles from the centre of Sunderland)
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    The 3-star Abingdon Guest House offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation on the north east coast of England. This Sunderland guest house offers en suite rooms, a full ...
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  • Sunderland   (0.2 miles from the centre of Sunderland)
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    Travelodge Sunderland Central hotel with limited parking. Close to train station & amenities. Ideal for groups with budget rooms. Wi-Fi service. Pet friendly.
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  • Castleton   (2.0 miles from the centre of Sunderland)
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    Sunderland North West Premier Inn is just off the A1231, and has easy access to the A1(M). Next door is Liberty Browns which is a pizza, bar and grill with an upstairs tapas.
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  • Sunderland   (2.9 miles from the centre of Sunderland)
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    Providing good value accommodation, Premier Inn Sunderland West is 4 miles from Sunderland Rail Station and 2 miles from the Stadium of Light Football Ground.
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  • Sunderland   (1.9 miles from the centre of Sunderland)
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    When you stay at Marriott Sunderland in Sunderland, you'll be on the beach and convenient to National Glass Centre and St Peter's Church. This 4-star hotel is within close proxi...
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  • Roker   (1.4 miles from the centre of Sunderland)
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    The Balmoral and Terrace Guest Houses are set on Roker seafront with beautiful views of Sunderland's coastline. They are a short walk from Sunderland town centre and have free ...
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