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Hylton Castle

Craigavon Rd, Sunderland SR5 3PA, UK

Iconic Buildings

About Hylton Castle

Hylton Castle was built by Sir William Hylton as his principal residence in about 1400. The rich Hylton family had estates in Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland and by the 13th century had assumed the title of a barony within the Bishopric of Durham. The castle and its chapel are protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Today, the castle is owned by English Heritage, a charity which manages the historical environment of England. The surrounding parkland is maint


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North East Land, Sea and Air Museums1.7km from Hylton Castle

North East Land, Sea and Air Museum is a volunteer-run aviation museum situated on the site of the former RAF Usworth / Sunderland Airport, between Washington and Sunderland.  The museum houses over 30 aircraft and a wide collection of aero engines. It also has a small collection of other items such as weaponry, vehicles and other historical exhibits. The museum also has special displays showing a replica of a Second World War British street and one honouring No. 607 Squadron RAF, which was base

WWT Washington3.69km from Hylton Castle

WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Washington, Tyne and Wear, North East England. Established in 1975, its wildlife includes swans, geese, ducks, a family of Asian short clawed otters and a flock of Chilean flamingos. WWT works towards the conservation of wetlands and has a successful breeding program for some of the world's most endangered wildfowl.

Barnes Park3.77km from Hylton Castle

A beautiful historic park in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. . A reasonably size park with some nice walks and views. Good sized playground for the kids. Park was clean and tidy with the flowers starting to bloom. Little cafe next to car park. A good place to walk dogs.

Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens4.51km from Hylton Castle

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens contains a wide range of collections which are of local, regional and national importance. These have been growing since early in the 19th century, and are still expanding.  It contains the only known British example of a gliding reptile, the oldest known vertebrate capable of gliding flight. The exhibit was discovered in Eppleton quarry. The museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Mowbray Park4.58km from Hylton Castle

A beautuful park including 3.2 hectares of tree-lined paths and lawns on a site that slopes to the Brisbane River from Lytton Road. Today this formal park with its striking World War I memorial is a delightful place for a stroll along the formal pathways lined with palms, jacarandas and figs or a picnic in the groves of eucalypts and pines.

National Glass Centre4.71km from Hylton Castle

The National Glass Centre is a cultural venue and visitor attraction located in Sunderland, North East England. It is part of the University of Sunderland.   Discover the origins, growth and legacy of glass making in Sunderland with their permanent exhibition, Stories of Glass in Sunderland. Using compelling personal stories from local people and striking audio visual display, this interactive exhibition traces the history of glass making in the City from the 7th Century to the present day.

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Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England. The county is bordered to the north by Northumberland, to the south by County Durham and to the east of the county lies the North Sea. It is the smallest county in North East England by area, but by far the largest in terms of population.