Herrington Country Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Herrington Country Park
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.
Attractions Near Herrington Country Park
National Trust - Penshaw Monument
1.22km from Herrington Country Park
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
2.94km from Herrington Country Park
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.
4.34km from Herrington Country Park
Over 1,000 acres of historic park and woodland set against a backdrop of dramatic views of Lambton Castle. It was built around an existing 17th Century mansion, Harraton Hall. The castle was designed by Joseph Bonomi and his son Ignatius and built in the style of a Norman castle. The grounds of the castle are a Grade 2 listed park and garden.
National Trust - Washington Old Hall
4.36km from Herrington Country Park
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.
4.43km from Herrington Country Park
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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