Stunning drone footage shows some of Sunderland's historic sights from above

Stunning new drone footage shows some of Sunderland’s most historic sights in a whole new way.

Sunday, 21st February 2021, 7:00 am

Sunderland City Council has released new video of some of the most historic and scenic areas across the city.

The footage was filmed in the autumn of last year and aims to showcase the beautiful scenery that the city can offer, as well as highlighting its fascinating history and abundant wildlife.

The drone footage travels down the River Wear and features some of Sunderland's historic structures, such as the National Trust's Penshaw Monument and the Victoria Viaduct, as well as areas such as Cox Green and the Washington Wetlands Centre.

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Coun Linda Williams, Sunderland City Council's Portfolio Holder for Vibrant City, said the video highlighted some of the city’s hidden gems alongside many of its best-known sights.

"The drone footage that has been released shows how stunning our city's scenic routes really are,” she said.

"As the weather starts to improve, it is a brilliant way to highlight all the beautiful areas that our residents can go out walking and exploring.

Penshaw Monument is one of the sights featured in the video

"It is also very informative, highlighting the incredible history of our city and the wildlife that lives here. It really reminds us how amazing Sunderland is, and I encourage everyone to watch this video and then go out and experience it for themselves."The full video can be viewed on the Sunderland City Council Facebook page at

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