Explore Tees ValleyFurther Afield

Further Afield

Why not make Tees Valley your base for exploring further afield? Whichever direction you take from Tees Valley you’ll find intriguing people and places.

  • Durham Cathedral


    Durham is city rich in heritage with a striking Norman cathedral and castle, one of Britain’s first World Heritage sites. Investigate the Bowes Museum or for a more everyday experience of the North East’s past, visit Beamish Open Air Museum and Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum, situated in the North Pennines a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Northumberland


    The magnificent Northumberland National Park stretches from the Scottish border to Hadrian’s Wall. The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne are a must when visiting.

  • Tyne and Wear

    Tyne and Wear

    NewcastleGateshead is around 40 miles from Tees Valley. Spearheading the area’s cultural wave are BALTIC, the centre for contemporary art, the magnificent music venue Sage Gateshead and the newly reopened Great North Museum. Walking distance from these attractions is Centre for Life, an innovative hands-on science museum and research centre. Kids will love the underwater safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth and within easy reach is Sunderland with its pioneering National Glass Centre.

  • North Yorkshire - Whitby

    North Yorkshire

    Bordering the Tees Valley to the south are the dramatic North York Moors with miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Further south is romantic Whitby and historic York.

  • Cumbria, the Lake District

    Lake District

    Venture westwards and the Lake District with its romantic history and breathtaking scenery is a real treat.