About Tees Valley

Boulby CliffsTees Valley enjoys a superb location, nestled between North Yorkshire and County Durham, with easy access to Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Cumbria. The five Tees Valley boroughs  - Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar & Cleveland - all boast their own distinctive character, but each shares a commitment to development and regeneration, as well as a spirited tradition of industry and creativity. 

Heritage and Heroes

An area with real pride for its past and promise for the future, Tees Valley offers excellent quality of life and a myriad of leisure and entertainment highlights, as well as few notable local heroes.  Maritime explorer Captain James Cook is perhaps Tees Valley’s most famous son and his story is just one part of an intriguing local history. The first passenger railway opened in Stockton in 1825, and Middlesbrough was world famous for its iron production in the nineteenth century; two factors that have dramatically influenced the face of contemporary Tees Valley.

Coast and Country

Transporter Bridge, MiddlesbroughOver 30 miles of spectacular coastline and some of the country’s most beautiful green spaces make Tees Valley the perfect destination for peace, quiet and open air. The area has uncongested roads, excellent access via Durham Tees Valley Airport and valuable rail links, which place London less than 2.5 hours away. The coast is strewn with pretty harbours and busy ports so sailing to Tees Valley is always a popular option. All this, plus a packed calendar of outdoor and sports events go towards creating the high standard of life enjoyed by Tees Valley’s residents and visitors.             

It's Happening! 

In Tees Valley there’s always a new activity to try out, or a new venue to visit. Iconic galleries, innovative theatres and many other arts spaces compete for culture lovers’ attention, while a diverse programme of festivals and community events means there’s always a special treat in store for the kids. A wealth of top attractions and events, hotels and spa facilities, shopping opportunities and gastronomic delights ensure that Tees Valley truly does cater for everyone and there’s always a something fresh to discover.


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