Stockton

Stockton: With its market charter granted in 1310, Stockton is founded on historical industry figures, which continue to be heralded to this day. Step back in time at Preston Hall Museum's period street re-creation, or get your adrenaline pumping with some adventure watersports on the River Tees.

Yarm: Tradition is still at the heart of this Georgian town with an impressive 43 arch viaduct which shadows one of the widest cobbled high streets in England. Yarm provides a varied choice of chic shops, exclusive restaurants, a wide range of public houses with beer gardens, superb bistros, cafés and tearooms, vibrant nightlife and all round olde worlde charm, so one cannot fail to be impressed.

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. The more modern, Eaglescliffe surrounds Egglescliffe and together they have a population of 8,000. The name probably comes from the Ecqui's hill.

Billingham

Billingham

Billingham is said to be one of the oldest settlements in the Tees Valley, dating back at least a thousand years. Billingham has been transformed into a bustling and thriving community, and is closely associated with the petrochemical industry. Its modern image belies its ancient origins with the old green and the nearby Church of St Cuthbert's Tower, testifying to its long history. The town is also a great cultural centre, playing host to the Billingham International Folklore Festival since...

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 Prince Bishop's of Durham came here to collect taxes from the southern end of the county. Their home in the town - Stockton Castle - was demolished on the orders of Oliver Cromwell. The Town Hall, built in 1735 in the Dutch style, shows the importance of the town at that time, and this is also reflected in similar buildings still standing in...

Yarm

Yarm

Yarm became a thriving town in its own right during the Georgian period; historic and beautiful, 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, is now protected by conservation status. Yarm provides a varied choice of chic shops, exclusive restaurants, a wide range of public houses with beer gardens, superb bistros, cafés and tearooms, vibrant...

Thornaby

Thornaby

On the South side of Victoria Bridge lies Thornaby which has been a settlement since the Danes arrived back in AD 800. The town was mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Its oldest building, St Peter's Church on Thornaby Green, dates back to the 11th and 12th Centuries. The church is said to be one of the oldest and smallest buildings in the Tees Valley, and is still in full use for weddings, funerals, baptisms and christenings. The Victorian town centre was developed in the 19th century around...

Norton

Norton

With its 18th & 19th Century houses and shops, set around its Georgian High Street, Norton retains a unique character. The village is one of several conservation areas in the borough of Stockton. With the charming pond on Norton Green, overlooked by the 11th Century St Mary's Church, it is one of the region's most picturesque spots. John Walker (inventor of the friction match) is buried in the grounds of Norton Parish Church. Take a wander along Norton High Street any day of the week and...

Ingleby Barwick

Ingleby Barwick

Ingleby is the old English word for Barley and Barwick means Fields - Barley Fields. Located just outside Yarm, Ingleby Barwick is one of the premier housing developments in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees 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. The area is a prime example of how Stockton-on-Tees is developing into a vibrant and modern place to live where residents have pride in...

Eaglescliffe

Eaglescliffe

Eaglescliffe village, across the River Tees from Yarm, surrounds the older Egglescliffe. It expanded in the 19th century and local tradition suggests that its name developed from a miss spelling of a local railway sign. Eaglescliffe and Egglescliffe villages together have a population of around 8,000.