HMS Trincomalee at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

HMS Trincomalee at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

The Tees Valley or Teeside is the birthplace of Britain's railways and home to Captain James Cook Country. The region is famed worldwide for its maritime and industrial heritage. It has cutting edge urban centres like Middlesborough, site of the birthplace home of Captain Cook, the breathtaking Transporter Bridge and top North East centre for modern art - MIMA. The Tees Valley is also home to one of the region’s international gateway airports, Durham Tees Valley Airport near Darlington.

Reflecting the city - MIMA Middlesbrough

Reflecting the city - MIMA Middlesbrough

Travel back in time for a tour of Tees Valley maritime history at family favourite, Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience, on the historic quayside which recreates the 18th Century port and features the beautiful moored 1817 frigate, HMS Trincomalee. Discover just why this region is widely regarded as the birthplace of the railways at the ‘Head of Steam’ Darlington Railway Museum and browse daily markets in Darlington's spectacular Victorian covered market with distinctive clocktower turret.

Darlington's magnificent Victorian covered market, trading since 1863

Darlington's magnificent Victorian covered market, trading since 1863

Visit Captain Cook's birthplace home in Middlesbrough and the stylish MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, a hotspot for contemporary art exhibitions in the North East. Enjoy the best of live music at classic Middlesbrough venues like The Empire and don’t miss a visit to the city's masterpiece of engineering, the Transporter Bridge with adjacent visitor centre.

Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees

Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees

Great places to stay include the boutique Georgian village of Yarm close to the airport, famed for its choice of designer boutiques, craft shops, fine inns and bistro style restaurants. If you’re a watersports fan, stay in Stockton-on-Tees with its fantastic range of water sports facilities around the Tees Barrage including a white water rafting course. Spend a day at the races between April and November at friendly Redcar Racecourse offering 18 fun packed racing meets and excellent on-site conference and hospitality facilities. The Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn with its spectacular Victorian cliff lift, pier and station is the perfect gateway into the Tees Valley and Yorkshire's Cleveland Coast bordering the North York Moors.

Accommodation in Teesside

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    Travelodge Middlesborough budget hotel located close to Middlesborough transport links with great value hotel rooms from £29! Family rooms. Wi-Fi service.
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    We now have an apartment available in Middlesbrough for nightly rental. Stunning apartments decorated and furnished so you can enjoy a real deluxe accommodation, appliances are ...
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    Situated within the centre of Middlesbrough, Tees Valley Apartments offers two-bedroom apartments with free Wi-Fi and free parking. With easy transport links, the property is wi...
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    Modern Premier Inn just south of Middlesbrough with Toby Carvery restaurant, free parking, free Wi-Fi for browsing & disabled access. Families welcome.
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    Well appointed Premier Inn hotel close to both Middlesbrough & Stockton on Tees. Beefeater Grill Restaurant, free parking, disabled access & free Wi-Fi for browsing.
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