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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 1 week ago

Christmas at Keel Square is brilliant. The main attraction being the Ice Rink for the Christmas period up to 6th January. Hadrian's Tipis are also a good place to warm your toes while watching the Ice Skating

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christineeskilds2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Elaine S
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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.