On top of Penshaw Hill sits the Earl of Durham’s Monument.
Better known as the Penshaw Monument, this 70 foot high monument is a replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens and can be seen for miles around. It is considered to be Wearside’s most beloved landmark, even appearing on the badge of Sunderland Football Club.
Opening times can be found here
Access to the monument is free of charge, however if you would like to go to the top then the National Trust charge £5 per person. (National Trust members go free)
Adult – £5.00
Child – £5.00
Or get in for free as part of your National Trust which can be purchased here Prices start from £6.00 per month