Watch: Penshaw Monument - more than just a landmark on the way home

Everyone in Sunderland recognises Penshaw Monument.

And we’ve all seen it lit up for special events.

But have you ever wondered why something that looks more like a Greek or Roman temple is here in Sunderland at all?

We’ll be honest, the reason we gave here was not entirely the correct one.

Watch to find out more about the Sunderland landmark - and perhaps be inspired to pay a visit.

Here’s Neil Fatkin, and Dan Madden from the National Trust, with a more factual assessment of its origins – and why it’s such a great place to visit today.