The Best Landmark in Sunderland

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Sunderland, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Craigavon Road, Castletown, Sunderland SR5 3PA

Since 1390

Castle, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Place, Garden, Gatehouse-Tower, Heritage Site, Community Organisation, Classrooms, Cafe and Rooms, Exhibitions, Meetings & Events

Free Entry - The castle and its chapel are protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument - It was later rebuilt in stone in the late 14th to early 15th century

Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

I have been visiting Hylton Castle and the surrounding dene since I was a child and absolutely love it. Great to explore and for children a great place to let their imaginations run wild. The gardens are kept lovely. The park is fantastic for kids and the dene is a fab place to walk, take kids to explore, walk your dog and to observe nature and wildlife. The castle is steeped in history, has ghost stories attached to it such as the cauld lad and not forgetting the Lambtom worm.

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North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP

Since 1848

Museum, Railway Station, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Programs, Events & Shops

The museum is a Grade II listed building - It was built a design by Thomas Moore - As well as the ticket office visitors can explore the Wagon Shed, Journeys Gallery and Children's Gallery

Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you are a grandparent with young grandchildren to look after durign the school holidays this is a place to go. During half term I took my seven year old grandson here and he enjoyed the hands on experience of driving a bus 9 he would have spent the entire visit sitting in the driving seat). From there we watched the video of Sunderland in the 1950's and then moved onto the play area where he enjoyed dressing up in various uniforms and build a train track. Free of charge.

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Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland SR6 7NH

Since 1871

Lighthouse, Tourist Place, Park, Landmark, Historical Places, Magnesian Limestone Cliffs, Wave-Cut Foreshore and Coastal Grassland, Whitburn Coastal Park, Nature Reserve, Engine Room, Tea-Room & Shop

Free admission to cafe and shop - It is a special place all year round and was the first lighthouse in the world designed and built to be powered by electricity - 76 steps to the top of the tower for spectacular views

Price: Adult £6.50, Child £3.25, Family £16.50, Family One Adult £9.75, Group Adult (Minimum Group Size 15) £5.80, Group Child (Minimum Group Size 15) £2.90

Mon - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a must visit. Good parking, great café, great exhibition, great views. Older kids would love it. The National Trust are underselling this place. What was the centre of a mining village this former lighthouse was abandoned in the 20th Century, but the trust retained nearly everything in it. It doesn't need much imagination to see people living and working here. Access to the light is up steep stairs and a ladder...tricky for some but well worth it. There is a live camera on the ground.

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