WWT Washington - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About WWT Washington
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.
Attractions Near WWT Washington
National Trust - Penshaw Monument
1.81km from WWT Washington
Penshaw Monument is a memorial in the style of an ancient Greek temple on Penshaw Hill in the City of Sunderland. This grand monument was built in 1844 in memory of John George Lambton, the first Earl of Durham. Penshaw Monument is a local landmark, visible from up to 80 kilometres away. It appears on the crest of Sunderland A.F.C. and is viewed nationally as a symbol of the North East. It has been praised for the grandeur, simplicity and symbolic significance of its design, especially when se
National Trust - Washington Old Hall
2.09km from WWT Washington
Washington Old Hall is a manor house located in Washington, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom. It lies in the centre of Washington, being surrounded by other villages. The manor was the ancestral home of the family of George Washington, the first President of the United States. This picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis and reflect.
North East Land, Sea and Air Museums
2.92km from WWT Washington
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
Herrington Country Park
2.94km from WWT Washington
One of the largest parks in Sunderland with walks and cycle trails, family cycling with Sustrans, an adventure play area, skate boarding, Nordic walking, model boat sailing in the lake and a variety of sculptures that celebrate the heritage of the area. The park has developed into a significant home for wildlife, hosting up to 100 species of birds. The park also includes a play area, sculptures, an amphitheatre, and a model boat sailing site at the lake.
3.69km from WWT Washington
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
4.77km from WWT Washington
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.
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Tyne and Wear
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.
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