The summer of 2018 has been amazing here in the north east. The sizzling weather combined with all the ongoing outdoor festivals in the region have been a true feast for visitors to the area. Earlier this month the annual Tall Ships Race visited Sunderland, providing a magnificent spectacle for visitors. There are still lots of other events ongoing through the summer and autumn months for visitors to enjoy. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates on whats going on in the region.
Attractions on Wearside
Penshaw Monument is visible for miles around. Built in 1844 on Penshaw Hill between the districts of Washington and Houghton-le-Spring, within the City of Sunderland, North East England, this folly is dedicated to John Lampton(1792–1840), 1st Earl of Durham and the first Governor of the Province of Canada. The monument dominates the local landscape as a half-sized replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. It is floodlit at night and within easy walking distance of The Briar Rose.
Attractions on Tyneside
Newcastle and Gateshead have a thriving entertainment sector with numerous theatres and other venues to choose from A good starting place would be Gateshead Quays, home to the Sage, a concert venue and also a centre for musical education, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the North East of England. It opened in 2004 and is tenanted by the North Music Trust.