Welcome to Sunderland

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Sunderland a City by the Sea

Sunderland is a 'can do' city, which has transformed itself over the past 15 years. High Tech businesses have taken over from traditional industries: Sunderland is now, officially, one of the seven most IT intelligent communities in the world and a recent study rated it one of the UK's top five 'places to do business with'.

Shopping and cultural facilities have been greatly expanded and refurbished and the city's Victorian heart is being restored to its former glory for housing, business and leisure. And there's much more to come: well over £1billion will go to improve Sunderland's quality of life even more during the next decade. It all adds up to a great place to live and study.

Sunderland Illuminations

Every early Sunderland holds its illuminations festival including dazzling light shows and amusments.


Sunderland Empire Theatre

This historic theatre shows regular performances from comedy to music and even west end performances!


Sunderland National Glass Centre

Renowned for its creative industries, the NRC in conjunction with the Sunderland university work to showcase glass art production.

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Football is part of everyday life in the North East and Sunderlands heart lies at the fantastic Stadium of Light- great atmosphere and reasonable ticket prices ensure a great day out.

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

This fantastics museum holds serval unique exhibits including a year round tropical garden along with interactive exhibitions overlooking the beautiful Mowbray Park.

Herrington Park Sunderland

On the outskirts of the city this fantastic park features rolling countryside and the amazing Penshaw monument.

Sunniside Sunderland City Centre

The riverside development area features lots of great bars, restaurants and multiscreen cinema for all those evenings out.

Sunderland Aquatic Centre

This Olympic grade facility is a fantastic addition to Sunderlands sports facilities.

Sunderland International Airshow

This international event attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year as the best of air displays feature over the coastlines of Roker.

Keel Square Sunderland

The recently renovated square is at the heart of Sunderlands recent renaissance featuring a large public square which holds regular city events