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“Marvelous Mowbray” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mowbray Park

Mowbray Park
Ranked #10 of 47 things to do in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
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Preston, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Marvelous Mowbray”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Came across the park by accident as I didn't know anything about it. What a wonderful place.

As parks go its got the lot. Lots of interesting little nooks and crannies. Well kept grass and bits where they have let it go wild to encourage wildlife. Lots of art and sculptures dotted about. A wonderful high up view point is at the back of the park.

I like the fact it is not flat like a lot of parks. There are dips and hillocks with paths winding here and there making exploring fun. Great kids play area and an Alice in Wonderland theme sees giant chess figures (as well as a walrus and spooky door to Wonderland). I am told Lewis Carroll wrote his famous poem Jabberwocky whilst staying in the city.

The place is next to the Winter Gardens and a very smart war memorial, both worth a look while there. It also has a lake

I would say a Sunderland gem. A very pleasant green oasis to spend some time away from the city. Don't feed the birds though.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Colourful Display”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

visited as the gardeners were planting hundreds of new bedding plants giving the park an abundance of colour on a very grey March day

Visited March 2014
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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“beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

This is a lovely place to go for walks or chill out. It is just on the edge of the city center and is situated beside the Winter Gardens - also another great place to visit. It has a great little cafe and a museum.

Visited November 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Where have the ducks gone!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

The park is ok but was better back in the day - where have the ducks gone? Can't go anywhere without the risk of seagulls and pigeons doing their 'business' on you.
Winter gardens are a good 'free' trip out though.

Visited September 2013
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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“A Victorian City Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

This park was given a make over a few years ago and it is a lovely place for a stroll.
At the top end you will find a popular children's play area.
If the weather turns inclement you can po into the excellent museum and winter gardens.

Visited August 2013
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