Enviably located on the north-east coast, with Seaburn and Roker beaches both on the doorstep and the sought-after Whitburn Village up the road, not to mention plenty of green spaces, it’s the perfect location for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors without losing proximity to some of the region’s best-known towns and cities. It's an affluent, thriving residential area with a strong community feel.


Public transport is easily accessible within Fulwell, offering bus services to Sunderland Town Centre, Durham and Newcastle. As well as a reliable bus service, a metro station is also accessible and within walking distance from anywhere within Fulwell, the two stations being Seaburn Metro and Stadium of Light.

Shopping and Leisure

Fulwell residents have everything they need close by, including plenty of corner-shops, convenience stores, petrol stations and independent retailers. Locals frequent shops such as Corner 93, which sells an array of preloved vintage clothes, and there are many other great retailers along Sea Road. American Golf is also nearby and is popular with golfing fanatics, thanks to its large stock of golf-related products. There are some excellent local pubs, such as The Bluebell on Fulwell Road, The Grange on Newcastle road both serving up both food and drink. The Mill is another popular choice, and regularly shows live sports events on its big screen for fans to enjoy, so too are the Royal Marine, The Cambridge, The Cliff and the New Derby.

Football is a fond pastime of many locals and The Stadium of Light opened in July 1997 and seats 49,000 spectators, adjacent to the stadium is the Beacon of light which is a sports community and educational facility which was commissioned by the Foundation of Light opening in September 2018. The Aquatic centre is home to an Olympic sized swimming pool and also features gym facilities.  


Families will be pleased to know there are some excellent schools in the area too, such as Fulwell Infant and Fulwell Junior School, which was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent Ofsted report. Likewise, St Benet’s Roman Catholic School is also regarded as ‘Outstanding’ and is a popular choice with parents. The National Glass Centre is an important part of Sunderland culture and offers the opportunity for educational visits and exhibitions.

Local History

Before the industrial revolution took hold, Fulwell was a tiny farming village, evidence of which can be seen by its Windmill which still stands today, and two others in nearby Cleadon and Whitburn. In the Victorian era, the area’s population began to grow, as increasing numbers of people started to appreciate its prime location.

5 Reasons to Live in Fulwell

  1. Great travelling links via bus and the Tyne and Wear Metro with a station in Seaburn, linking the area up to Sunderland city centre and Newcastle.
  2. Fulwell has a real community feel, with a thriving residential area mostly made up of 1930’s Semi Detached homes and older Victorian Terraced and Cottage Homes
  3. Fulwell has both Seaburn and Roker beaches on its doorstep, both of which have been favourite family locations for hundreds of Years, making Fulwell a very popular location for homebuyers
  4. Fulwell is a popular area for those looking to socialise in restaurants, pubs and bars in Sunderland
  5. The area has a lot of open green spaces for residents to take advantage of such as Roker Park, Seaburn Park and Cliffe Park

Our Fulwell Office branch

Our general office opening times are as follows:

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:15
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:15
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:15
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:15
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:15
  • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00

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