SUNDERLAND
WALKING TOUR

£165/GROUP

2.5 HOURS

PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

FLEXI BOOKING

MAX GUESTS: 6

£165/GROUP

2.5 HOURS

PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

FLEXI BOOKING

MAX GUESTS: 6

ROUNDED STORY OF THE SUNDERLAND CITY

FASCINATING SUNDERLAND WALKING TOUR

Three original settlements on the site – Monkwearmouth where Benedict Biscop founded the Wearmouth/Jarrow monastery; (674) – Bishopwearmouth founded on the south bank in 930, and a small fishing village called Sunderland, (land set asunder) which was granted a charter in 1179.

This tour explores the origins of the city, takes you through the ages and looks at where the city’s regeneration is leading the area into the future.

At Newcastle Tour Company, the safety & health of our guests are always of paramount importance to us. This Sunderland walking tour has been optimised for post Covid-19 Newcastle tours & follows our health protocols.

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Sunderland Walking Tour: Sunderland Minster
SUNDERLAND MINSTER
THE COMING OF A CITY
Begin your tour at the beautiful Sunderland Minster, the former parish church of Bishopwearmouth, founded around AD940. It was only in 1998 that the church became a Minster due to the new city status. Enjoy a walk around the fascinating building & gardens before visiting the interesting interior.
SUNDERLAND MINSTER
Sunderland Walking Tour: Sunderland Minster
Sunderland Empire Quarter - Sunderland Walking Tour
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE & CULTURE QUARTER
PROUD PAST
Discover the largest theatre between London and Edinburgh, right in the heart of Sunderland. Your Sunderland walking tour will take you through the cultural quarter of the city and explore some of the proud past mixed with its new beginnings... Continue your walk through the city's shopping streets, past The Bridges Shopping Centre, into the stunning parklands of the Sunderland Winter Gardens & Museum.
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE & CULTURE QUARTER
Sunderland Empire Quarter - Sunderland Walking Tour
Sunderland Walking Tour
SUNDERLAND MUSEUM AND WINTER GARDENS
QUITE A SPECTAULAR LITTLE GEM
Established 1846, this was the first municipally funded museum in the country outside London. In 1879, the museum moved to a new larger building next to Mowbray Park including a library and quite spectacular winter garden based on the model of the Crystal Palace in London. Venture into the museum and explore some of the famous exhibits by LS Lowry, discover Wallace the lion and the very first Nissan car built on Wearside.
SUNDERLAND MUSEUM AND WINTER GARDENS
Sunderland Walking Tour
Sunderland Walking Tour
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CITY CENTRE
TO WANDER & EXPLORE
Walk though the aptly named People's Park (Mowbray Park), hear about the Victoria Hall disaster, one of the most tragic stories of Sunderland, discover the unusual Sunderland Metro & Railway Station & arrive at Keel Square & the Keel Line - a celebration of Sunderland's maritime and industrial heritage. From here you get a great view onto the Stadium of Light (home to Sunderland AFC) and your next leg of the journey, the former brewery site of Vaux.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CITY CENTRE
Sunderland Walking Tour
Sunderland Walking Tour
BRIDGES OF THE RIVER WEAR
CROSSING THE RIVER WEAR
Cross over one of the famous river Wear bridges onto the North side of the city (you'll not regret the splendid views over the Wear Valley) and then drop down right onto the riverside walk - a trail of heritage & storytelling...
BRIDGES OF THE RIVER WEAR
Sunderland Walking Tour
The National Glass Centre
THE NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE
RIVERSIDE WALK WITH A UNIQUE
Since the mid-1980s Sunderland has undergone massive regeneration, particularly around the central business district and the river corridor. Enjoy a walk of discovery including St. Peter's Church (part of the famous Jarrow Monastery), where the oldest existing Latin version of the Bible – the Codex Amiatinus - was written. Enjoy views onto the Port of Sunderland, the UK's second largest municipally owned port offering a total of 17 quays for cargo handling. This area is also home to the University of Sunderland and the National Glass Centre (where your tour ends for a visit or coffee along the Quayside).
THE NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE
The National Glass Centre

DETAILS ABOUT YOUR TOUR

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Local, knowledgeable & engaging tourist guide
Select your starting point within the city centre
Rounded story of past, present and future of Sunderland and its place in the world
Entry into Sunderland Museum incl. highlights tour with your local expert
Entry to National Glass Centre (optionally with your local expert)
Social Distancing

EXCLUSIONS

Any entrance fees
Food & drink
Transportation
Gratuities

GOOD TO KNOW

Consider bringing layers of clothing / rain jacket
Don't forget your camera
We will provide you with a map
Public transport nearby - ask us for details
Consider comfortable shoes suitable for your tour
We can alter routes to make your tour wheelchair / stroller accessible
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