Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Sunderland

The area's museums and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Sunderland. Well known for its seaside, bars and beaches, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Washington Old Hall and Blue Reef Aquarium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Sunderland

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Sunderland a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Karting North East (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Sharpley Golf Club (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Houghton le Spring Golf Club (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Wet 'n' Wild Water Park (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Birtley Golf Club (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Sunderland

Sunderland is famous for its beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Sunderland is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Herrington Country Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • WWT Washington Wetland Centre (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Marsden Rock Bird Reserve (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Longsands Beach (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Saltwell Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Sunderland

Fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), the closest airport, located 15.9 mi (25.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 27.4 mi (44 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Sunderland Station. It's easy to get around Sunderland by catching a ride on the metro at Park Lane Station, St. Peter's Station or University Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Sunderland?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 396 holiday lettings around Sunderland. From 235 flats & apartments to 62 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sunderland? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sunderland. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Seaburn Station: 549 holiday lettings
  • Penshaw Monument: 567 holiday lettings
  • Karting North East: 550 holiday lettings
  • Souter Point Lighthouse: 518 holiday lettings
  • Doxford International Business Park: 564 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sunderland listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Sunderland?

Yes, of course. offers 235 Flats in Sunderland. Our other popular types of Sunderland holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 62 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 87 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 62 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sunderland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Sunderland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.