Stockton on Tees Tourist Information

Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees

Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees

Riverside Stockton-on-Tees in the heart of the Tees Valley is a North East centre for watersports. On the outskirts of this lovely market town centre you’ll find Castlegate Quay Watersports located around the mighty feat of engineering and essential viewing, the Tees Barrage. An area tailor-made for world class watersports, facilities around the Tees Barrage include a white water rafting course,  kayaking and canoeing. Other attractions not to be missed on the Castlegate Quayside include the full-size replica of Captain Cook’s ship, HMS Endeavour, open for tours and available for private dining, functions and weddings!

Around Stockton’s historic centre you’ll find great weekly local produce markets surrounding the Georgian town hall and Shambles area. The Shambles Market has a history stretching back to its medieval livestock market roots. A great time to visit Stockton-on-Tees is during its annual late July/ early August Riverside Festival, an extravaganza of street performance, circus, music, film, comedy, a fringe festival, carnival and more.

Stockton-on-Tees hotels and boutique hotels and B&Bs in Yarm and Eaglescliffe are all perfectly placed for Durham Tees Valley Airport just a few miles to the west. Tour the beautiful designer boutique and craft shops lining Yarm high street, which mingle with acclaimed bistro restaurants and the finest traditional inns. Yarm has a reputation for both specialist shopping and dining excellence. Whether you’re looking for a great value business base in Stockton-on-Tees, within easy reach of Middlesbrough or you’re landing at Teeside Airport and looking for a luxury boutique B&B in Yarm, find it here with Iknow. Book online now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.