Ryhope Engines Museum

In short, Ryhope Village has one of the finest monuments to Victorian engineering ability in the North East of England. Of course, we are referring to Ryhope Pumping Station which opened in 1868. The machinery still works, but basically the place is a museum now. Called the Ryhope Engines Museum,… Continue reading

 

Beamish Museum

To begin with, Beamish Museum is an open air museum in the North East of England with a difference. On the whole, its main aim is to preserve a flavour of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In other words, the museum gives a sample of rural and urban life… Continue reading

 

Sunderland International Airshow

To begin with, Sunderland International Airshow is the biggestfree annual airshow in Europe. Spread over three days, of course, the event takes place in Roker and Seaburn. In this case, it is usually the final weekend in July on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunderland International Airshow Therefore, accommodation is at… Continue reading

 

New Sunderland Bridge – River Wear Crossing

New Sunderland Bridge – River Wear Crossing In effect, travellers around the Wessington Way area to the north of the river will see work taking place. Likewise, folk around the European Way and Pallion areas should also see early stages of the work. There are also electronic notices at key… Continue reading

 

Bridges Shopping Centre

To begin with, The Bridges Shopping Centre is the heart Sunderland City Centre. Indeed, at 550,000 square feet, it is provides a clean undercover environment for Wearside shoppers. Furthermore, there are over 100 shops in which to browse at leisure. Generally speaking, The Bridges Shopping Centre has some of best… Continue reading

 

Easington

To begin with, around 11 miles south of Sunderland lies the town of Easington in County Durham. The town contains both the ancient village of Easington together with the Easington colliery, the ex-mining town. So, let us explore this small town which has a population of 7,193 (2011). Easington Indeed,… Continue reading

 

Sunderland Metro

Sunderland still has one of the best bus services available and always has had. However, The Tyne and Wear Metro Rapid Transit System arrived in Sunderland in 2002. Of course, together with an efficient bus network, all areas of Sunderland is easily accessible. Indeed, the arrival of the Sunderland Metro… Continue reading

 

Sunderland Marina

To begin with, the Sunderland Marina is a recreational and housing area on the north bank of the River Wear. In fact, it is in Roker around a mile down from the Wearmouth Bridge. Together with the help of a £1m lottery grant, the Marine Activities Centre opened in 1994.… Continue reading

 

Twin Resorts Of Roker And Seaburn

Furthermore, there are guest houses too. As well as the Marriott Hotel which used to be the Seaburn Hotel, there are many smaller places to stay. For example, there is the Roker Hotel and a host of others on Roker Terrace. Roker In essence, Roker has two beaches. Firstly, there… Continue reading

 

Sunderland Museum And Winter Gardens

To begin with, the first Sunderland museum was in the Athenaeum in Fawcett Street in 1846. Indeed, Sunderland was the first place outside of London to have a publicly funded museum. In addition, by 1858, a new public library was up and running alongside. However, by the 1870’s, more space… Continue reading