Whether you are coming home, returning or visiting for the first time, there is always something new to discover in Tees Valley.
Located in the North East of England between County Durham and North Yorkshire, Tees Valley is made up of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees – each a unique location bursting with things to do, places to see and stories to tell.
Make a splash at the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre, an Olympic standard white water course, overlooked by Air Trail – the biggest climbing adventure course of its kind in the UK. Take a leap from the only bridge in England that you can bungee jump off – The Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough. Explore Hartlepool Marina, home to on-water activity including jet skiing, paddle boarding and power boating or discover the historic quay home of the HMS Trincomalee, the oldest commissioned Royal Navy ship still afloat.
Enjoy the dramatic coastline that can be found in Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland including the pretty Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea – where you can take a stroll along the most northerly surviving British pier and the only remaining pleasure pier on the North East coast.
Explore the stunning countryside and coast on foot or by bike with many wonderful routes across the region – from bracing coastal walks and challenging hikes to forest mountain biking. Discover your own route through the market towns and picturesque villages or take on part of a national route with The Teesdale Way, Cleveland Way and national cycling network running through the region.
If all of that isn’t enough, you can immerse yourself in Tees Valley’s culture and industrial heritage, much of which is world famous. Get lost in the grounds at Gisborough Priory, one of the first Augustinian priories built in England or voyage into the story of British explorer Captain James Cook at his Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough.