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Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland
Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland

Vaux Brewery Way, Sunderland SR5 1SU

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Situated in Sunderland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stadium of Light, St Peter's Church, and National Glass …

£67
Quality Hotel Boldon
Quality Hotel Boldon

Boldon Business Park, Boldon Colliery NE35 9PE

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (161 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Boldon Business Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bede' …

£56
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 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Arbeia Roman Fort and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Blue Reef …

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Elmswood Guest House
Elmswood Guest House

77 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (68 reviews)

Situated in South Shields, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Arbeia Roman Fort and within 3 mi (5 km) of Marsden Rock …

£65
Little Haven Hotel
Little Haven Hotel

River Drive, Littlehaven, South Shields NE33 1LH

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this South Shields hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arbeia Roman Fort, Port Of Tyne, and Marsden Rock Bir …

£80
Campanile Washington Newcastle Upon Tyne
Campanile Washington Newcastle Upon Tyne

Emerson Road, Washington NE37 1LB

2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (386 reviews)

Situated in Birtley, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Washington Ol …

£34
The Highfield Hotel
The Highfield Hotel

101 Durham Road, Houghton le Spring DH5 9QT

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated in Houghton le Spring, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre and 2 mi (3.2 km) from …

£55
The Park Hotel Tynemouth
The Park Hotel Tynemouth

Grande Parade, North Shields NE30 4JQ

3.5 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Situated in Cullercoats, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tynemouth Castle and Blue Reef Aquarium. Port Of Tyne and St. …

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Village Hotel Newcastle
Village Hotel Newcastle

Cobalt Intl Business Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE27 0BY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (446 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Port Of Tyne and within 6 mi (10 km) of Blue Reef …

£35
Best Western Roker Hotel
Best Western Roker Hotel

Roker Terrace, Sunderland SR6 9ND

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (49 reviews)

Situated on the waterfront, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Glass Centre and St Peter's Church. …

£35
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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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