Whitburn (SR6) is a village in South Tyneside, on the coast of North East England. It lies 5 miles north of the City of Sunderland, being around 14 miles from the City of Newcastle. Whitburn has retained its village character, with its main street, parish church, cricket ground and park with bowling greens and tennis courts. Whitburn boasts some beautiful local landmarks including the Whitburn Windmill, dating from the 18th Century. There are three schools in Whitburn – Whitburn Village Primary School, Marsden Primary School and Whitburn Church of England Academy, for more information on these schools and those located near Whitburn please see below. To the north of the village is Whitburn Coastal Park, which is cared for by the National Trust team based at the Souter Lighthouse. There are three public houses in Whitburn. The Grey Horse on North Guards, the Jolly Sailor on Front Street and the Whitburn Lodge on the Coast Road.
Whitburn’s classic village character and local schools make it perfect for families, while the close proximity to Sunderland make it ideal for students and young professionals looking for a slightly slower pace of life. The typical asking price for a residential property is £261,604, with an average rental price being £533 pcm.
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Whitburn is situated on the B129 with connects the village with the A1018 heading toward Newcastle to the West and Sunderland to the South.
Whitburn is served by a regular bus service running every 20 minutes towards Sunderland and South Shields.
The nearest major airport is Newcastle Airport, about 18 miles away.
Schools in Whitburn fall under the South Tyneside Local Education Authority. For a full list of local schools, locations and ofstead reports please click below:
The three closest hospitals to Whitburn are situated in Sunderland and South Shields. The closet is Mokwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland, just under 2.5 miles away. The South Tyneside District Hospital, in South Shields is located just over 2.5 miles away and is responsible for acute hospital services in South Tyneside and a wide range of community health services. The largest hospital in a 5 mile radius is Sunderland Royal Hospital which carries 970 beds.
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