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Sunderland is a city on the north east coast of England in the conurbation area known as Tyne & Wear. The name is reputed to have originated from an Anglo-Saxon term meaning ‘to part’ probably from the valley carved by the river Wear which runs through the middle of the city. Three settlements originated on the site of the modern city. Monkwearmouth in the north was settled in 674AD when Benedict Biscop was granted land by King Ecgfrith of Northumbria to build St.Peters’ monastery, the first stone building in Northumbria, where the venerable Bede once studied. Bishopswearmouth in the south was founded when Athelstan the Glorious in 930AD gave land to the Bishop of Durham. To the east, at the mouth of the river, lay a small fishing village called Sunderland, which was granted a charter in 1179 by the then Bishop of Durham, Hugh Pudsey. Growing as a port trading coal, by the 14th century ships were being built and salt was being made from which a coal-mining community began to grow. Sunderland found itself in competition with its’ neighbouring Newcastle which had been given coal-trading rights by Charles I. Resentment grew so when the Civil War began, Sunderland sided with the Parliamentarians, who blockaded the Tyne, crippling Royalist Newcastle’s coal trade which in turn allowed the Sunderland trade to flourish and by the 19th century, the port had grown to absorb the other settlements. Sunderland was the first British town struck with the Indian Cholera epidemic. The town was put under quarantine but it rapidly spread across the country killing around 32,000 people. One of the most heavily bombed areas of the country during the Second World War, much of the town was rebuilt in concrete but many historic buildings do remain, including the Church of Holy Trinity which was built in 1719 as well as St.Michaels’ and St.Peters churches and the old monastery. Paper manufacture, electronics and chemicals have replaced the original industry when a massive regeneration program was staged in 1990 with new housing, retail parks and business centres where shipbuilders once stood. Sunderland was made a city in 1992 after winning a competition to celebrate 40 years of the Queen’s rule. Situated alongside one the country’s longest stretches of city-side beaches, the coastline and surrounding countryside, Sunderland is regenerating rapidly. The heart of the city has a retail focus and the nightlife and underground music scene is rated one of the best in the UK.


Fulwell Windmill
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
Mowbray Park and Sunderland Winter Gardens
National Glass Centre
North East Aircraft Museum
Penshaw Monument
Ryhope Engines Museum
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Ten Pin
Whitburn North Beach
Whitburn South Beach


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Care Home

Cedars End
Huntercombe Centre
Jubilee Nursing Home

Maple Lodge Care Home
Park Lodge
St Cuthbert's
Thornbury Care Centre
Victoria Lodge Care Home


Gala Casino


St Peter




Dance - Caroline Oliver School of Dance


Liquid & Diva
Manor Quay Nightclub
The Point

Conference Centre

Regus House


Sunderland City Council


Breeze Dental
Doran Dental Practice
Garvey and Hicks
Grangetown Family Dental Health Centre
Lifetime Dental Health

Olivers Dental Studio
The Green Dental Surgery


Ald Jack Cohen Health Centre
Ashburn Medical Centre
Hendon Health Centre
Ryhope Health Centre
Silksworth Health Centre

Estate Agent

Chadwick Airey
Craig Andrew
Dean William & Co
Dowen Estate Agents
Halifax Property Services
KGB Properties
North Of England Property Services
Pattinson Keith Ltd
Watson Thomas

Golf Club

Wearside Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Crowtree Leisure Centre
Esporta Health & Racquets Club

Harpers at Seaburn
SpringHealth Leisure Club
Sunderland Health and Racquet Club
Washington Leisure Centre


Jacky Whites Market

Performing Arts

Empire Theatre
Northern Academy Of Dramatic Arts
Northern Star Theatre Arts

Pub and Bar

Bush Inn
Grindon Mill Inn
Guide Post Ryhope
Harbour View
Hunters Lodge
Indigo Rooms
Ivy House
Jolly Sailor

Lord Seaham
Odd Fellows Arms
Prince Of Wales
Star and Garter
Times Inn
Vane Arms


Amalfi Ristorante
Cafe Blue Cobra
Havershams Restaurant
Indigo Rooms
Jolly Sailor
La Toscanina
Latin Quarter
Midnight Moon

Odd Fellows Arms
Olive Garden
The Place


Argyle House School
Northern Academy Of Dramatic Arts
Southwick Primary School
Sunderland High School


Cosa Nostra Aparthotels
Hackett Property Serviced Apartments
Mowbray Apartments
Serviced Apartments@The Mowbray


Freeman Pearson
Mason Brown Associates
Mckenzie Bell
Murray Humphrey
Peter Dunn & Co

The Cardwell Solicitors
Thompson & Co


A1 Taxis
B & B Cabs
Blue Arrow Taxi Co Ltd
Lakeside Association of Drivers
Northside Taxis
Roker View Taxis
Station Taxis Ltd
Sunderland Mini Bus Hire


Empire Theatre


National Glass Centre
Quayside Exchange


Roker Park Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Broom (Women's Hockey)
ESDCS (Martial Arts)
Lambton Judokwai (Martial Arts)
Sunderland & District TTC (Table Tennis)
Sunderland City (Rowing)
Sunderland Football Club (Football)

Sunderland RFC (Rugby Union)
Sunderland Sendai (Martial Arts)
Sunderland Yacht Club (Sailing)
Ten Pin (Bowling)


Big Bookshop
Bridge Books
Green Sensations
Sunderland Florist
Style Entertainment
Early Learning Centre
The Village Salon
Emerson's Pet Centre
All Pets
Paul F McCarthy
Chalmers Opticians
Jon Pierre

J D Sports
Centre Gallery
Northern Gallery for
PC World
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Flower Angels
Barratt Shoes
T K Maxx
Hallmark Cards
Hallmark Cards
Pets At Home
River Island
The Entertainer


Smith Peter
Newrick Peter


Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Karting North East(Motor Sports)
Sunderland Ski Centre(Snow Sports)
Sunderland Yacht Club(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Sunderland

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Mowbray Apartments (0.10 miles)

Mowbray Apartments

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Serviced Apartments at The Mowbray offers its guests a home from home in the most opulent surroundings. Set in the heart of the city centre ... More

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Serviced Apartments@The Mowbray (0.18 miles)

Serviced Apartments@The Mowbray

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Serviced Apartments@ The Mowbray offers its guests accommodation in this fantastic contemporary development located in the heart of Sunderland City Centre adjacent to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Sunderland City ... More

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Hawksley House (0.24 miles)

Hawksley House

Hawksley House offers guests a home from home. A range of one and two bedroom serviced apartments located in Sunderland City Centre, all individually designed and complemented with everything expected in a 4* equivalent hotel ... More | visit website

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Hackett Property Serviced Apartments (0.24 miles)

Hackett Property Serviced Apartments
Hawksley House is located in the heart of Sunderland city centre and is situated opposite Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The building is a superb converted Victorian building and boasts a fantastic oak staircase ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Sunderland Central (0.29 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Queen Vic (1.31 miles)

The Queen Vic is located very close to the beach, and has undergone huge refurbishment. It has an ideal location for both corporate and leisure customers. It has restaurant that offers a large menu to ... More | visit website

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Ashborne Guesthouse (1.36 miles)

Ashborne Guesthouse
Robert and Lesley Reay welcome you to the Ashborne, a popular friendly family guesthouse in the Sunderland area offering our guests accommodation with the warmest of welcomes. Situated just off the Roker seafront, just a ... More | visit website
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Best Western Roker Hotel (1.46 miles)

Best Western Roker Hotel

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The Best Western Roker Hotel Sunderland has been a landmark on the stunning North East coastline for decades and offers visitors an unparalleled view of the sea. This ... More | visit website

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The Balmoral and Terrace Guesthouses (1.49 miles)

The Balmoral and Terrace Guesthouses
The Balmoral and Terrace Guest House™s are prominently situated on Roker Sea-Front, within easy access of Sunderland City Centre, University, Empire Theatre. The Stadium of Light which is home to Sunderland A.F.C, and The National ... More | visit website
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Chaise Guest House (1.49 miles)

Chaise Guest House

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This Victorian, family-run guest house offers an excellent view of the sea, and is well-known for providing guests with delicious breakfasts and dinners.

Chaise Guest House enjoys an ideal location right on ... More

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