Sunderland Guide: Barnes Park

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Location: 7 Barnes Park Rd, Sunderland SR4 7PY

Barnes Park is a Victorian era public space which stretches over a swathe of the city’s Southwest, technically spanning from Thorney Close all the way towards Pallion. It is the largest public park in Sunderland

The park follows the course of a stream known as the Barnes burn, or “Bishopwearmouth Burn”, which emerges at Hasting Hill and historically joined the River Wear as a tributary. The area of the park marks the valley which it has carved out over the centuries.

Regenerated in 2011, the park has a great deal to see and do, with children’s play areas, playing fields, a cafĂ©, a historic bandstand, tennis courts, a bowling green, the remnants of a Cannon from the English Civil War salvaged from the River Wear, swans and ducks, as well as an incredible variety of flora and fauna.

Barnes Park is undoubtedly is one of the best choices for a relaxing day out in Sunderland, boasting phenomenal scenery, quality and atmosphere. It’s lengthy expanse also makes a great opportunity for a broader walk known as the “Hasting-Barnes trail”.

Nearby amenities (At the Barnes Park exit): Toby Carvery, Hong Kong Wok, Downey’s Fish and Chips (Barnes)