Explore Sunderland with Green Mountain Travel

Sunderland 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. It is a city with a rich history for shipbuilding and coal manufacturing industries, and is now a busy commercial centre with an array of heritage sites, popular shopping areas, eateries and much more. Here at Green Mountain Travel, we travel extensively around Sunderland and its surrounding area frequently, taking people to all the very best places the area has to offer. From school to business and even personal trips to Sunderland, Green Mountain Travel is fully equipped to assist you with your travel needs when exploring this fabulous area. If you are interested in visiting this area, we have put together some of the best places to explore in Sunderland to inspire you and your plans for a day out…

#1 Stadium of Light Tour

Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 1SU, England

The Stadium of Light is one of Sunderlands most acclaimed sights and they are now offering the chance to go behind the scenes and take a peak for yourself! The tour runs at regular intervals and is headed by knowledgeable guides who educate you on the legacy of the stadium, showing you everything from the dressing rooms to press areas. Football fan or not, this is a great day out for all the family – book ahead here to avoid disappointment.

#2 Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1PP

Sunderland museum and winter gardens offers a full history of Sunderland city, and has a number of fun, interactive multimedia accessories to provide you with information as you find your way round. You’ll find a whole host of fascinating objects including the first Nissan car to roll off the production line at their Sunderland factor in 1989. The art gallery portion of the museum also houses a great collection of the works of LS Lowry.

#3 The Palm

The Palm, Timber Beach Road,Sunderland,SR5 3XG

If you’re looking for a luxury paradise to break free from the city and kick back with family and friends then The Palm is for you! The Palm is a tropical oasis of cafes, late night bars, restaurants, dessert parlour, tropical gardens and street food delights – filled with something for everyone. Check out their website to discover all that they have to offer! 

#4 Hylton Castle

Craigavon Road, Sunderland, SR5 3PA

Hylton Castle is an English Heritage site situated in Sunderland. This distinctive and unique gatehouse-tower of a castle was built by the wealthy Sir William Hylton shortly before 1400. The castle is the second oldest building in Sunderland and is situated in its own grounds alongside St Catherine’s Chapel.

#5 Dalton Park

Church St, Murton, Seaham SR7 9HU

If you’re looking for a spot to get some retail therapy, Dalton Park is a fabulous and incredibly popular outlet and shopping centre. Dalton is the biggest shopping outlet in the North East, and with over 60 shops selling over 200 different brands and designer labels you’ll be spoilt for choice on this shopping extravaganza.

Whether you want to visit your favourite heritage sites or check out one of the ones we mentioned above with your friends or family, our coaches are suitable for groups of every size! Contact us for your next day excursion and we can provide a quote with our best rates – we guarantee a fun but safe day trip with Green Mountain Travel!