Originally a 19th-century port town, the city of Sunderland boasts history and culture, and has grown into a modern day metropolitan city with a wealth of superb attractions. Historically, the city was a crucial industrial hub, famed for both its shipbuilding and coal mining.

Present day Sunderland is known for its magnificent culture, from theatres and sports stadia to riverside museums, beaches and historical churches. It's a fantastic place for a short break and there's ample to do for everyone.

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Why not stay in the heart of the urban city centre at the Travelodge Sunderland Central? Make use of your location and explore the wonders of the city right on your doorstep. The Travelodge Sunderland High Street West is another great value alternative if you're looking for a room in the city centre.

A stone's throw from a bustling shopping centre and excellent restaurants, you'll also be close to all public transport facilities. Travelodge Washington A1 (M) Northbound and Southbound hotels makes comfort a priority. A great alternative if you're travelling between cities, you won't be disappointed with the comfortable beds and sizeable rooms to make sure you get the rest you need.

Things to do in Sunderland

The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens offer a really enjoyable day out. The museum's diverse collection includes the only known British example of a gliding reptile fossil. In fine weather, head out to the Winter gardens, home to a fabulous park boasting over 2,000 species of plants and flowers, and take in the famous crystal palace in all its glory.

The Sunderland Empire is a terrific option if you're looking for evening entertainment; showcasing the best of ballet, musicals, theatre and pantomime all year round. If the weather's fine, don't miss Roker Beach, a lovely wide stretch of sand backed by rugged cliffs. Or why not visit Souter Lighthouse, a great option if you're looking for fun family activities? If sport and leisure are your hobbies of choice, then the Stadium of Light offers weekly Premier League football and nearby Bridges Shopping Centre is sure to satisfy your every shopping desire.