Explore beyond Sunderland city centre, and visit some of the amazing sights and attractions nearby.
Our region is jam-packed with historic landmarks, cultural hotspots and beautiful green spaces that take you away from the hustle and bustle, and allow you to get under the skin of the North East. They're also easy to reach with excellent transport links from the city centre and nearby areas.
Head to the coast to spend a day at Sunderland's Blue Flag beaches, Roker and Seaburn, which are a mere 10-minute drive from the city centre. Ideal for a family day out filled with traditional seaside fun, you can walk along the sands, embrace your adventurous side with sports in the sea or just simply kick-back with an ice cream.
If you like a slice of history with your outdoor escapes, Albany Park in Washington is situated right next to the 'F' Pit Museum and boasts extensive grass areas and woodland.
Penshaw Walk is also a great day out, starting at the iconic Penshaw Monument atop the hill, you can follow the four mile trail past a Victorian viaduct, a wartime well, Penshaw railway and picturesque riverside.
Find out what's nearby in Sunderland, and see what the North East has to offer.