Sunderland

sunderland

Where is Sunderland?

Sunderland is situated near the mouth of the River Wear which flows through the city and as well as the city of Durham, situated roughly 12 miles (19 km) south-west of Sunderland city centre. Sunderland is within the historic county of Durham .

What makes Sunderland a city of Culture?

Sunderland is a city of culture. The arts and cultural attractions in Sunderland are a great way to spend your time, while getting to know what makes our city a vibrant hub of creativity! We are a city of foodies, with a wide range of restaurants to suit everyone. Take a look at whats on offer

Which side of the wear is Sunderland on?

To the west of the city, the Hylton Viaduct carries the A19 dual-carriageway over the Wear (see map below). Most of the suburbs of Sunderland are situated towards the west of the city centre with 70% of its population living on the south side of the river and 30% on the north side.

What is Sunderlands Sunniside area known for?

The Sunniside area plays host to a number of smaller theatrical workshops and production houses, as well as the Theatre Restaurant, which combines a dining experience with a rolling programme of musical theatre. Sunderland is twinned with:

Is Sunderland a city or town?

Sunderland (/ˈsʌndərlənd/ ( listen)) is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne and 12 miles northeast of Durham at the mouth of the River Wear.

How high is Sunderland above sea level?

Much of the city is on a low range of hills running parallel to the coast. On average, it is around 80 metres above sea level. Sunderland is divided by the River Wear which passes through the middle of the city in a deep valley, part of which is known as the Hylton gorge.

Where is Soender-land?

In 1100, Bishopwearmouth parish included a fishing village at the southern mouth of the river (now the East End) known as Soender-land (which evolved into Sunderland).

Why live in Sunderland?

Experience a perfect balance of vibrant city life, the delights of the seaside and the great outdoors as you uncover all that Sunderland has to offer. With its own unique blend of world-class events, a proud history and countless cultural attractions thrown into the mix, there’s something for everyone in Sunderland.

Why is Sunderland in Tyne and wear?

Durham Castle is a World Heritage Site and, until 1974, we lived in the same County. This meant that Sunderland, Gateshead and South Tyneside were booted out of County Durham and into something called Tyne and Wear, along with North Tyneside and Newcastle.

What does Sunderland mean?

Sunderland (/ˈsʌndərlənd/ (listen)) is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, England, 12 miles northeast of Durham at the mouth of the River Wear.

What are the physical features of Sunderland?

Much of the city is located on a low range of hills running parallel to the coast. On average, it is around 80 metres above sea level. Sunderland is divided by the River Wear which passes through the middle of the city in a deeply incised valley, part of which is known as the Hylton gorge.

Where is the Wearside in England?

Wearside (/ˈwɪərsaɪd/) is an area of North East England centred on the continuous urban area of Sunderland by the River Wear, and in the wider sense, including separate neighbouring settlements such as Seaham.

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