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National Glass Centre Sunderland


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Finchale PrioryFinchale Priory, BrassideThe very extensive remains of a 13thC priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage.

Durham Castle ToursDurham Castle Tours - NO TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Durham CityDurham Castle is part of the Durham City World Heritage Site. Entrance by guided tour only. Opening can vary - All enquiries re guided tours should be directed Palace Green Library. Telephone 0191 334 2932 or

Durham Cathedral riverside walksDurham Cathedral, Durham CityThought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England, with the tombs of St Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede. Please check opening times before travelling.

National Glass CentreNational Glass Centre, SunderlandInspiring people to learn about, make and enjoy contemporary glass.

ArbeiaArbeia Roman Fort and Museum, South TynesideArbeia is the best reconstruction of a Roman fort in Britain and offers visitors a unique insight into the every day life of the Roman army, from the soldier in his barrack room to the commander in his luxurious house.

Ankers House and St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church


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Ankers House and St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church, Chester-le-StreetThe cathedral church and shrine of St Cuthbert from AD883 to 995 with attached anchorage containing displays on Roman, Saxon and medieval times.

World Heritage Site Visitor CentreWorld Heritage Site Visitor Centre - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Durham CityA free visitor centre providing an introduction to Durham World Heritage Site and what there is to see and do in and around the site. Ideal for families.

Free Open Treasure entry to lottery ticket holdersOpen Treasure at Durham Cathedral -Open Treasure is currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions, Durham CityOpen Treasure is a new world-class exhibition route which transforms public access to some of Durham Cathedral’s most spectacular spaces, including the fourteenth-century Monks’ Dormitory and the monastic Great Kitchen.

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

Palace Green Library DurhamPalace Green Library - Closed until further notice due to Covid-19, Durham CityPalace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.

Jarrow Hall South TynesideJarrow Hall, JarrowDiscover the amazing world of Anglo-saxon Northumbria. Set across 11 acres explore the life and legacy of Bede in our dedicated museum alongside a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon farm.

St Paul's MonasterySt Paul's Monastery, JarrowSt Paul's Church has been a place of Christian prayer and worship for over 1300 years and is the starting point for the Way of Learning.

St Peter's Church SunderandSt Peter's Church, SunderlandSt Peter's Church stands as one of the oldest in Britain more than 1300 years old. Built in 674AD by Benedict Biscop, there is a stained glass window in the church dedicated to him. At the age of 7 the Venerable Bede joined the monastery here.

Northern Spire BridgeNorthern Spire Bridge, SunderlandAn impressive two span cable stayed bridge and A-frame pylon rising to 344ft to cross the River Wear.  With two lane traffic capacity and access for cyclists with footpath along the length. 

Roker Pier and LighthouseRoker Pier and Lighthouse, RokerRoker Pier and Lighthouse are a Grade ll listed building whihc opened in 1903. The original lantern was gas powered, emitting a 45,000 candlepower reflected beam reputedly visible for over 15 miles out to sea. Once complete, the pier extended 2000ft (609.60m) out to sea. Pier tours are now underway…

Penshaw MonumentPenshaw Monument, Houghton-le-SpringOne of the North East's most prominent landmarks, Penshaw Monument was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Presented to the National Trust as a gift in 1939 by the 5th Earl of Durham.

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  1. St Paul's Monastery

    St Paul's Church has been a place of Christian prayer and worship for over 1300 years and…

    0.02 miles away
  2. St Pauls Church and Monastic Site

    The home of the Venerable Bede, St Paul's is one of the best understood Monastic sites…

    0.03 miles away
  3. Jarrow Hall

    Discover the amazing world of Anglo-saxon Northumbria. Set across 11 acres explore the…

    0.19 miles away
  1. The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is South Tyneside's new state-of-the-art…

    1.8 miles away
  2. Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

    Arbeia is the best reconstruction of a Roman fort in Britain and offers visitors a unique…

    2.29 miles away
  3. Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum

    Segedunum Roman Fort is the gateway to Hadrian's Wall. Explore the excavated fort site,…

    2.43 miles away
  4. Stephenson Railway Museum

    2.72 miles away
  5. Sandhaven Beach

    Sandhaven Beach

    Sandhaven Beach is an awarding winning blue flag beach, offering a traditional seaside…

    2.78 miles away
  6. Tynemouth Priory Theatre

    Tynemouth Priory Theatre

    Formed in 1946 the first plays were performed in Holy Saviour's Parish Hall.  In 1972…

    3.24 miles away
  7. Tynemouth Priory and Castle

    Tynemouth Castle and Priory was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. …

    3.31 miles away
  8. Cleadon Windmill

    This now ruined windmill is a grade 2 listed building and sits on top of the beautiful…

    3.34 miles away
  9. Lost World Mini Golf

    Lost World Adventure Golf is the perfect place for a trip out with the family!

    In a land…

    3.53 miles away
  10. Tynemouth Aquarium

    Situated on the sea front at Tynemouth, Tynemouth Aquarium is the perfect attraction for…

    3.67 miles away
  11. Marsden Bay

    Discover the dramatic cliffs and bays with stacks and caves at Marsden Bay for the…

    3.77 miles away
  12. RNLI Cullercoats Lifeboat Station

    Located in the beautiful horseshoe-shaped Cullercoats Bay, Cullercoats Lifeboat Station…

    3.79 miles away
  13. Hylton Castle

    A decorative gatehouse tower of a Castle.  Built by Sir William Hylton shortly before…

    4.08 miles away
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