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Sunderland Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom


Sunderland is a city in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom. The name of the city has been derived from Soender-land. Sunderland has served as a famous port of United Kingdom. Historical findings indicate that this area has been inhabited from Iron Age. Sunderland has great historical, cultural and traditional backgrounds. It is also served as a great tourism spot in the Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.

Tourists find Sunderland a great vacation spot. There are a lot of sights and attractions in Sunderland, which are famous throughout the United Kingdom. Some of the most popular landscape and sights in Sunderland include the following.

Doxford International Business Park

It is a great business park situated in A19. A lot of companies including T-Mobile, Citi Group, Deutsche Telekom, Northern Rock plcand Doxford International have their offices here. It is a great business center in the city.

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

It is a great tourism spot in Sunderland. It is funded and sponsored by Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The museum features a wide range of collection of the objects and antiques that reflect the history, culture and traditions of the area. It also features Sunderland Lustreware pottery.

Sunderland Empire Theatre

It is one of the best traditional theatres in High Street West, Sunderland. Sunderland Empire Theater is operated by Live Nation UK Ltd. It is one of the biggest entertainment venues in Sunderland. It has a seating capacity for more than 1800 people. It has a 90 ft high tower. It was developed by Richard Thornton. Sunderland Empire Theatre enjoys a variety of theatrical performances including drama, dance and musical events.

Hylton Castle Sunderland is a 14th century attraction. It was originally built from wood and then rebuilt from stone. The castle is regarded as the grade I listed building. It has great attractions for the tourists.

Arts council

It is a non-government organization aimed at promoting the art by the local artists. Arts council also features a number of cultural events and activities throughout the year.

Penshaw Monument

It is a historical monument built on the Penshaw Hill. The monument is 136 meters high and is built as a replica of Temple of Hephaestus in Athens.

Mowbray Park

It is a great municipal park situated in the center of Sunderland. The history of the Mowbray Park dates back to the 18th century. It was opened in 1857 and since then regarded as a great tourism attraction in Sunderland.

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