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Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland
Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland

Vaux Brewery Way, Sunderland SR5 1SU

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (62 reviews)

Situated in Sunderland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stadium of Light and Monkwearmouth Station Museum. St Peter' …

£55
Hideaway at Herrington Hill
Hideaway at Herrington Hill

Newbottle, Houghton le Spring DH4 4NH

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated in Houghton le Spring, this guesthouse is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Doxford International Business Park and within 3 mi ( …

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Athol House
Athol House

21 Westoe Road, South Shields NE33 4LS

2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Customs House, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, and Arbeia …

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Cross Arms Hotel
Cross Arms Hotel

Barrington Street, South Shields NE33 1AN

2.5 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Situated in South Shields, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from The Customs House and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Blue Reef …

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Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa
Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa

Stone Cellar Road, Washington NE37 1PH

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (201 reviews)

Situated in Washington, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Washington Old Hall, AMF Bowling Washington, and Angel of the …

£62
Ellison Hall
Ellison Hall

Canning Street, Hebburn NE31 2UP

4.0 out of 5.0
2.3 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Hebburn, this apartment is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Bede's World and within 6 mi (10 km) of BALTIC Centre for …

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Jurys Inn Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle

Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4AD

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (888 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Life Science Centre, St. …

£42
William IV Hotel
William IV Hotel

Durham Road, Chester-le-Street DH3 2PF

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Birtley, this inn is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Angel of the North and within 6 mi (10 km) of Washington Old Hall and …

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Hampton By Hilton Newcastle
Hampton By Hilton Newcastle

Baron House Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 5EN

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (353 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O2 Academy Newcastle, Castle Keep, an …

£55
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Bottle Bank, Gateshead NE8 2AR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (714 reviews)

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead is within a half-mile of Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and Quayside. St. …

£71
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Pocket Guide: Newcastle-upon-Tyne National Glass Centre Hotels

The National Glass Centre is a popular tourist attraction located in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Opened in 1998, the National Glass Centre is free to visit and a great day out for anyone looking to learn more about the glass making process and its history. Located in easy reach of many top Sunderland hotels and guesthouses, the National Glass Centre is a great day out for the whole family.

Discover the History of Glass from Hotels in Sunderland

Glass making in Sunderland goes back over a thousand years and was likely introduced to the region in the late 600’s. However, it was the industrial revolution in the 19th Century that really spurred on Sunderland's glass making industries, that and the local abundance of sand and coal. The glass industry took a serious blow in recent years, with Sunderland’s last two remaining glass firms closing in 2007. Opened in 1998, the National Glass Centre remains a testament to glass making in the region, and a fascinating place to learn about its long local heritage.

Get to Grips with Some Glass at the National Glass Centre

The National Glass Centre consists of a fascinating museum, with multiple galleries and temporary exhibitions that explore the history of glass making. The methods of making glass are alive and well, and the National Glass Centre is the chance to try your hand at some glass blowing. Visitors also have the opportunity to buy some glass pieces at the souvenir shop (expertly created by in-house artists). The National Glass Centre is also a place to learn, offering adult and children's courses as well as formal study and postgraduate research. For refreshments, stop by at the Glass Yard, a modern restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

In Easy Reach of Top Quality Newcastle Tyne & Wear Hotels

The National Glass Centre is well placed in the heart of Sunderland close to many top hotels, including the Travelodge on Sunderland High Street West, The Best Western Roker Hotel and Ramside Hall Hotel & Spa, which is around 10 miles away.

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