Where it all began!
Sunderland is at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England. It is situated at the mouth of the River Wear.
Historically in the county Durham, there were three amazing original settlements on the site of modern-day Sunderland.
Over the centuries, Sunderland grew into a bit of a hub as it was famous for being a port and for trading goods such as coal and salt.
Ships began to be built on the river in the 14th century. By the 19th century, the port of Sunderland had grown massively to absorb Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth.