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Trains to Sunderland

Sunderland has been through hard times, but after years of redevelopment and positive change the city that has grown into vibrant place with a bustling centre, large student population and passionately supported football team. Situated on the banks of the River Wear as it flows into the North Sea, Sunderland is also close to fantastic beaches and spectacular surrounding countryside. Mackems, as people from Sunderland are known, are proud of their city - and with good reason.

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Visiting Sunderland

The Bridges Shopping Centre, home to many high street stores and right next to the railway station, is at the heart of the city. For a more individual and eclectic shopping experience, head to Park Lane Shopping Village, where the shops are independent and locally owned. Not far away, the pleasant green space of Mowbray Park is the perfect spot to escape the bustle of the city centre.

Sunderland's cultural highlights include the collections at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The main nightlife area of the city, with numerous pubs, bars and clubs to choose from, is on the west side of the city centre, between the Bridges Shopping Centre and the university campus.

The people of the city stand firmly behind their football team, so catch a game if you can. Sunderland AFC play home games at the impressive Stadium of Light on the north bank of the River Wear. A little way downstream from the stadium you will find the National Glass Centre, with exhibitions and demonstrations, a glass roof to walk across, and a cafe with great views across to the port.

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