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#AYearOfBuses 238: Sunderland – Houghton-le-Spring

#AYearOfBuses 238: Sunderland – Houghton-le-Spring

Today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses is a coastal route in the North East, which comes to you courtesy of…Go North East!

Black Cats 238 links the city of Sunderland with the coastal towns of Ryhope and Seaham, and on to the historic Norman town of Houghton-le-Spring. The North Sea town of Seaham’s Saxon parish church has the honour of being one of the UK’s 20 oldest surviving churches, dating from at least the 7th Century.

Houghton-le-Spring, at the southern end of the route, is almost equidistant between Sunderland and Durham, and indeed, though now part of Tyne and Wear, has traditionally been situated in County Durham.

Image credit: emdjt42 on Flickr

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