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Sunderland, UK

Once a murky, industrial city prior to the 1970s, Sunderland has been made over into a rather flashy and youthful college town with a pulsing urban nightlife and fashionable streets. Along the seafront is Seaburn Strip, which is packed with classy Italian, Thai and Indian restaurants, as well as stylish cafés and atmospheric pubs. The bars in Sunderland are open every night, and the alcohol is reactively cheap as they cater to a college crowd.

Sunderland Attractions

  • Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
  • Sunderland Glass Centre
  • Herrington Country Park

Sunderland Activities

  • Watch a Broadway show at Empire Theatre
  • See a football game at the Stadium of Light
  • Sunbathe at the Roker and Seaburn beaches

Sunderland Climate

Sunderland has fairly mild weather with low temperatures and plenty of rain year round. Summer highs peak at 19°C, and the months of June through August receive 12-15 cm of rain monthly. December through February are cold months with lows around 2-3°C, and November is the wettest month with 20 cm of rain.

Getting There & Around

The Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle International Airport and the Sunderland Central train station all service Sunderland, making travel from anywhere in the UK or overseas quite easy. If you prefer to drive, you will access the town using the A1(M) and A1 highways.

You can get around Sunderland cheaply using a city bus or taxi in town. The city has an extensive bicycle lane network as well.

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Hotels in Sunderland

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From US$63

1 BEST WESTERN Roker Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Roker Terrace Map

Being a landmark on the stunning North East coastline for decades, the Best Western Roker Hotel retains its traditional feel but with all the modern comforts, including rooms with state-of-the-art... More

From US$65

2 Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Hawks Road Map

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A newly built hotel minutes from the historic Newcastle Quayside and The Sage Conference venue, Ramada Encore Newcastle Gateshead is ideal for both business travellers and those looking to explore... More

From US$88

3 Royal Station Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

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The Royal Station Hotel Newcastle upon Tyne is located in the heart of the city centre close to attractions such as the O2 Academy and Newcastle Cathedral, as well as shopping amenities in nearby... More

Met our needs
The hotel is in a good location being right next to the train station and newcastle town centre. Lots of bars and shops nearby also. The lobby of the hotel is nice, staff are friendly and the...
2 Oct 2014
From US$91

4 Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

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Whether in Newcastle Upon Tyne for business or leisure, travellers find an ideal base at Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel. This chic and modern hotel delivers stylish and comfortable... More

St James' Experience
Perfect for where we wanted to be, with a tempting view of St James' Park. Nice enough room, comfy bed. Short walk to shops, cafes and gardens.
25 Jul 2014
From US$66

5 Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle

3 stars
5.0 / 5

15 Westgate Road Map

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the property places you at the heart of the city's multiple attractions, with easy access to them all as one of the more centrally-located hotels in Newcastle. Close to Newcastle central station,... More

From US$73

6 Jurys Inn Newcastle

4 stars
2.8 / 5 4 reviews

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Free WiFi!

Featuring luxurious accommodation as well as a wide variety of travel enhancing services, this property is an ideal destination for an enjoyable as well as a wonderful vacation. GeneralGuests... More

From US$151

7 The Vermont Hotel

4 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

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The Vermont Hotel Newcastle is located close to the historic castle, overlooking Tyne and Millenium Bridges. Guests are offered modern lodging and quality services on their visit to this hotel. ... More

From US$66

8 Thistle Newcastle City Centre, The County

4 stars
4.2 / 5 26 reviews

Neville Street Map

Superfast unlimited FREE WiFi

Thistle Newcastle City Centre, The County creates an inviting fusion of old and new with up-to-date facilities and services housed in a Victorian-listed architecture. This Newcastle hotel offers... More

weekend visit
the rooms were a little tired, the wardrobe door looked like it had been hung numerous times, the bathroom similarly needed replacement. The lobby area looked like it had been refurbished,...
3 Jun 2015
From US$115

9 Sunderland Marriott Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Queens Parade Map

Rate includes Dinner and Breakfast for 2 adults

The Sunderland Marriott Hotel is a full-service hotel offering modern, high quality accommodation for business and leisure travellers alike. GeneralThe Sunderland Marriott Hotel's meeting and... More

From US$61

10 Holiday Inn Express NEWCASTLE - METRO CENTRE

4 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Clasper Way,Swalwell Map

Park & Fly- Includes up to 15 days of parking

The Holiday Inn Express Newcastle Metro Centre is the ideal choice of accommodation for both holidaymakers and business travelers, being just five kilometres from the city centre and close to major... More

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