Towns & Villages

From stunning countryside villages and award winning beaches to vibrant town centres and laid back market towns, Tees Valley proves there really is so much to see and do, you can experience a surprisingly diverse landscape in just one visit.  Each of the five boroughs that make up this fantastic destination have their own character and offer plenty of attractions, charm and most of all choice.

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  1. Saltburn-by-the-Sea

    Saltburn-by-the-Sea

    The Spa town of Saltburn is well known for its Victorian buildings, railway station, water powered cliff lift and impressive pier that extends 200 metres from the shoreline. The rugged coastline hides its secret illicit trading history.

    Type:
    Seaside Town
  2. Guisborough

    Guisborough

    The market town of Guisborough situated on the edge of North Yorkshire Moors National Park holds many hidden gems to delight every visitor.

    Type:
    Town
  3. Yarm

    Yarm

    Yarm-on-Tees nestles in a loop of the River Tees. Tradition is still at the heart of the town and the impressive 43 arch viaduct, which shadows one of the widest cobbled high streets in England.

    Type:
    Town
  4. Redcar

    Redcar

    At the popular resort of Redcar, where fishing cobles land on the beach to sell their daily catch, you can experience the thrilling finishes at Redcar Racecourse, award winning beaches, or pick up bargains in the pedestrianised High Street.

    Type:
    Seaside Town
  5. Stockton-on-Tees

    Stockton-on-Tees

    With its market charter granted in 1310, Stockton town centre hosts one of the region's largest outdoor markets every Wednesday and Saturday. The town is founded on historical industry figures, which continue to be heralded to this day.

    Type:
    Town
  6. Darlington

    Darlington

    A contemporary market town with a real buzz, attractive town centre, water sculptures, designer boutiques and fabulous restaurants.

    Type:
    Town
  7. Hartlepool

    Hartlepool

    Hartlepool is a coastal town that is proud of its maritime heritage. Representing a mix of modern attractions, a proud history and friendly welcome for all visitors.

    Type:
    Town
  8. Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough is a dynamic town where you'll discover world-class art and events, stylish restaurants and bars, vibrant nightlife and superb shopping.

    Type:
    Town
  9. Egglescliffe Village

    Egglescliffe Village

    Egglescliffe is situated on high ground on the most easterly crossing point of the Tees at Yarm. It has a history dating back to Norman times and retains its cross and village green.

    Type:
    Village
  10. Eaglescliffe

    Eaglescliffe

    Eaglescliffe, across the River Tees from Yarm, surrounds the older Egglescliffe.

    Type:
    Village
  11. Norton

    Norton

    Norton is an enchanting village complete with green and duckpond. The grave of John Walker, the inventor of the friction match, is located in St Mary's Churchyard in Norton.

    Type:
    Village
  12. Billingham

    Billingham

    Billingham is said to be one of the oldest settlements in the Tees Valley, dating back at least a thousand years, and has been transformed into a bustling and thriving community.

    Type:
    Town
  13. Ingleby Barwick

    Ingleby Barwick

    Located just outside Yarm, Ingleby Barwick is one of the premier housing developments in the area and in the twenty or so years since the first houses were built it has emerged as a thriving village community that continues to grow and prosper.

    Type:
    Village
  14. Thornaby

    Thornaby

    Thornaby offers a wide range of shopping facilities with a market on Thursdays, and includes the Pavilion sports and leisure complex.

    Type:
    Town
  15. Piercebridge Village

    Piercebridge Village

    Piercebridge is known for its Roman origins on the banks of the majestic River Tees. Enjoy local walks along the river and around the roman fort, or visit the organic farm shop and café.

    Type:
    Village
  16. Heighington Village

    Heighington Village

    Heighington is situated between Darlington and Shildon, near Newton Aycliffe, and was once voted as the BBC's Perfect Village.

    Type:
    Village
  17. Croft -on-Tees Village

    Croft -on-Tees Village

    Croft-on-Tees village is closely linked to Darlington by the atmospheric River Tees at its southernmost boundary and boasts literary links to Lewis Carroll, Lord Byron and William Wordsworth. Today it is home to Croft racing circuit.

    Type:
    Village
  18. Neasham Village

    Neasham Village

    Neasham is a village approximately four miles to the south east of Darlington. The village sits on the banks of the River Tees which, at that point, marks the border between the counties of Durham and North Yorkshire.

    Type:
    Village
  19. Middleton-One-Row Village

    Middleton-One-Row Village

    Middleton-One-Row is situated to the east of Darlington, just north of the River Tees. The village originally consisted of a single row of houses on the north side of the village green, giving the village its name.

    Type:
    Village
  20. Hurworth Village

    Hurworth Village

    Hurworth-on-Tees is situated to the south of Darlington, next to the meeting point of the River Skerne and River Tees.

    Type:
    Village

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