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Past here on Friday because it’s a bit cheaper to park nearby which is a disgrace when u can park... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Water, light show and history

Walk the trail showing ships built on the River Wear through to Sunderland's shipbuilding years to... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Trish G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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273 High Street West | City Centre, Sunderland SR1 3DZ, England
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Fantastic for the City, wonderful art work and history merged together! This is a fitting memorial for Sunderland's shipbuildding history.

5  Thank Janette H
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

sunderland city center is a dump and always has been never mind how you dress it up or how many buildings you knock down

2  Thank oscarsmad23
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

It's amazing the hypnotic power of water. Spurting up for people to be transfixed. Children, dogs cannot resist enveloping themselves in it. Summer it's a God send. Shoes and socks off and away you go for a splash about

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Past here on Friday because it’s a bit cheaper to park nearby which is a disgrace when u can park free at galleries or metrocentre the fountains are lovely but seem a waste of money to me

Thank lynnylala
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I was not too impressed with Keel Square when I visited,. A very poor tribute to the ship building heritage of Sunderland. Try it and you might disagree with me.

Thank Terence W
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Walk the trail showing ships built on the River Wear through to Sunderland's shipbuilding years to the glass propeller showing the people who helped build the ships. Once dusk falls the cascading water show begins with changing lights.

Thank Trish G
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is now a lovely civic space in front of the magistrates. The fountains weren’t on when I took my early morning picture, but they are lovely. Great to see some regeneration going on.

1  Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 3 March 2018

They've done a wonderful job with Keel Square, it's lovely to see how pretty it looks with the new lighting and to see all of the little ones enjoying the water fountains.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Over the years I think the appeal of this square will grow. AT present it is still quite new but a nice peaceful place. Used to host special events such as ice rink at winter time.

Thank Caldough
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It's not a bad place, as it's tidied Sunderland town up. Although they spent all that money there is pretty much nothing there.. a town square you expect something to be there not just a fountain. Could add something there but time will tell.

Thank Lisabu0201
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Keel Square is a recent addition to Sunderland city centre and has been the venue for local events. As it becomes more established, I'm sure that more events will be planned. It is set to be a focal point for our bid to become a...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nothing there apart from a few water shoots, If I were on the council I would have rather the money have gone to better use, ie- policing, nurses, firemen

Thank Wendy T
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11 October 2016|
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Response from mackem73 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bob, I've only just seen your query, my apologies. I live in Sunderland I will see if I can get a photo next time I'm in town. Then see if I can get it to you on here.