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Tees Valley’s breathtaking and dramatic landscape sees the beauty of the countryside meet the serenity of the coast, united by the mighty river Tees. Discover five unique boroughs. One remarkable region. This is Tees Valley. Where anything is possible. 

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Tees Valley is steeped in history, culture and fantastic things to do. 

Made up of five boroughs – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees – all sharing the legacy and opportunities of the river Tees, it is a region more than the sum of its parts. 

The delightful market town of Darlington is the most inland of our centres, where you can discover independent shops, bars and eateries in its trendy Indoor Market and throughout its streets. Hopetown – opening in July – is set to become a must-visit, state-of-the-art attraction detailing the history of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which went on to connect the world. 

Hartlepool’s maritime heritage is clear for all to see – not least at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, which includes the HMS Trincomalee, the last surviving Royal Navy ship to be built in India. The town’s Marina is a hive high-octane water sports activity, or take time to relax at one of its bars or restaurants.  

Middlesbrough, located at the heart of the region, is an art lover’s paradise with Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art leading the way in contemporary art. This is bolstered by Platform A Gallery, The Auxiliary, The Art House and Python Gallery. Visit from 26 September for Middlesbrough Art Week 2024. Further afield is the National Trust’s Grade 1 listed Ormesby Hall mansion house. When you’ve had your fill of art and history, refuel at the trendy cafes and bars of Baker and Bedford Streets. 

Redcar & Cleveland has some of the best beaches the North East has to offer. Majuba beach in the town itself stretches seven miles and is a great family day out. Further down the coast, Saltburn is great for surfers and Skinningrove beach is a tranquil hidden gem on the Cleveland Way. Check out the Land of Iron while you’re there to learn about its Ironmaking past. 

For nature lovers, Stockton-on-Tees is home to the wildlife oasis of RSPB Saltholme, where you can spend hours birdwatching and even spot some seals. If you’re after some culture, the town’s Globe Theatre hosts some of the biggest names in music and comedy. Stockton’s arts centre, ARC, is great for contemporary theatre and workshops, while The Georgian Theatre is a fully independent music venue with a programme of fantastic gigs.  

No matter what you’re looking for in a day out or longer getaway, anything is possible in Tees Valley.