A Historical, Fun and Cultural Guide To Doing Sunderland Proud
Posted on January 10, 2013 by sguese
At the mouth of the River Wear you will find Sunderland by the sea. The city in North East England presents a bustling center with a relaxed green environment, stunning coastal scenery and an attitude to match of refreshment. Travelers come here of its wealth of heritage, cultural and sporting attractions.
Marvel at the architecture of St. Peter’s Church: The heritage equation to Sunderland is apparent when first viewing the nearby St. Peters Church. The Anglo-Saxon church rests in Monkwearmouth. It is one of the United Kingdom’s first stone built churches, constructed around 674 A.D. Visitors should note its tower and west wall, known for their original Saxon features and decorations.
See a show at the Sunderland Empire Theater: Many come to Sunderland to get busy, taking advantage of its many cultural attractions. The Sunderland Empire Theater is the only theater in between Leeds and Edinburgh that is large enough to host major West End shows. Opened in 1907, a visit here doesn’t have to just be for a performance. Travelers can come to appreciate the theater’s splendid Edwardian architecture.
Hear Sunderland’s Story at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens: For those interested in learning about Sunderland’s past, the Sunderland Museum is a good start. The museum is a must see attraction in the city mostly for its telling of Sunderland’s story. Travelers can learn of its early foundations up until present day. Also within the area is the Winter Garden. Set indoors, the gardens are home to over 2,000 tropical flowers and plants. They show off Sunderland’s flair for the world’s natural beauty.
Get out of town to Washington: A popular day trip from Sunderland remains the picturesque town of Washington. Set up in the country, Washington is soaked in history. It dates back to a settlement in Anglo Saxon times. It is also home to the Washington Old Hall, where five generations of George Washington’s ancestors once lived. A visit to Washington from Sunderland also lends travelers a look at breathtaking countryside.
Partake in the Party in Sunderland: The town is known for hosting a number of festivals and events throughout the year. Many come for the Red Arrows at the Sunderland International Airshow along with the Sunderland International Friendship Festival where you can see the world’s best kite flyers. Sunderland even offers a tradition ox-roasting event for the curious and hungry.
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