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  1. Heugh Gun Battery Museum

    Heugh Gun Battery

    Come and explore a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery. This North-East visitors attraction boasts a unique history, being the only area to have seen ship-to-shore combat during the First World War and through out...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  2. Gisborough Priory

    Gisborough Priory

    The remains of a priory founded by Robert de Brus in AD1119 for Augustinian canons. One of the greatest monasteries in the North East, it was the 4th richest house in the county at its suppression in 1540. There are open-air plays during...

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    Type:
    Abbey / Priory
    Location:

    Guisborough

  3. Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum

    Darlington Railway Centre Museum

    Restored 1842 passenger station on the original route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway (the world's 1st steam-worked public railway). The museum exhibits relate to railways in the North East of England and include Stephenson's...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Darlington

  4. St Cuthbert's Church - Darlington

    St Cuthbert's Church, Darlington, summertime

    As an oasis of prayer and sanctuary of stillness in the centre of the busy market town of Darlington, St Cuthbert's has stood majestically since 1180. A Grade I Listed building featuring 14thC belfry and font, 15thC misericords and 19thC...

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    Type:
    Church / Chapel
    Location:

    Darlington

  5. Train - Public Sculpture

    Train

    A life-size sculpture of a train was designed and built by international artist David Mach. The train is made of red brick and is situated on the Morrison's Morton Park site, on land formally recognised as being part of the original...

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    Type:
    Industrial Archaeology
    Location:

    Darlington

  6. Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

    Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

    On the site of the original Loftus Ironstone Mine, this museum offers visitors an exciting and authentic underground experience.

    Discover the special skills and customs of the miners who helped make Cleveland one of the most important...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Skinningrove

  7. HMS Trincomalee

    HMS Trincolmalee

    HMS Trincomalee, built in 1817, is one of the oldest ship afloat in Europe and the last of Nelson's frigates. She is the centrepiece of the award winning attraction, Hartlepool's Maritime Experience and is now fully restored in an...

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    Type:
    Historic Ship
    Location:

    Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool

  8. Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

    Flowers at Captain Cook Birthplace Musuem

    Discover why Captain James Cook is the world's most famous navigator with our exploration into his early life, seafaring career and legacy of his voyages.

    The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum opened on the 28th October 1978 - the 250th...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Middlesbrough

  9. Tees Cottage Pumping Station

    Tees Cottage Pumping Station

    Former Darlington waterworks, now a working museum showing the history of water supply from steam through to gas and electric pumping engines. Steam and gas engines operate on open days.

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    Type:
    Industrial Archaeology
    Location:

    Darlington

  10. St Hilda's Church Visitor Centre

    St Hildas

    This magnificent Early English church, believed to be on the site of St Hilda's 7th century monastery, stands close to the sea on the Headland. From it there are views of the marina and over Tees Bay into North Yorkshire. Outstanding...

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    Type:
    Church / Chapel
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  11. Hart Saxon Church Saint Mary Magdalene

    Hart Saxon Church

    The present church has many remnants from the Anglo-Saxon period although the majority of the current fabric is from Norman times.

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    Type:
    Church / Chapel
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  12. Ormesby Hall

    Ormesby Hall and gardens

    Beautiful 18th century mansion with park, gardens, stable block, tearoom and permanent model railway exhibition.

    The Pennyman family's intimate mansion is an attractive rural mansion and gardens on the edge of Middlesbrough. The simple...

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    Type:
    Historic House / Palace
    Location:

    Middlesbrough

  13. Piercebridge Roman Fort

    Piercebridge Roman Fort

    One of a series of Roman sites on Dere Street on its route through County Durham. These sites are linked by the Dere Street Trail. Piercebridge Roman Fort features interpreted remains of a fort site known as Morbium, which dates back to...

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    Type:
    Historic Site
    Location:

    Darlington

  14. Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

    Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

    An authentic reconstruction of an 18th Century naval seaport. Step back in time to a remarkable period in British history. Regular musketry, cannon firing and sword fighting displays bring the past to life. Featuring the short film...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  15. Spion Kop Cemetery

    Spion Kop Cemetery

    This historic cemetery, formed from a combination of sand dunes and ship ballast now supports species rich dune grassland with habitat of such quality that it is unique in Hartlepool and rare within the Tees Valley.

    The cemetery dates...

    Type:
    Nature Reserve
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  16. Transporter Bridge and Visitor Centre

    This unique structure dominates the Middlesbrough skyline and is the only working bridge of its kind in England. The bridge transports cars and passengers across the River Tees to Port Clarence.

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    Type:
    Industrial Archaeology
    Location:

    Middlesbrough

  17. Preston Hall Museum & Park

    A Georgian country house set in beautiful parkland overlooking the River Tees.

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Stockton-on-Tees

  18. St Nicholas' Church

    Standing next to the ruins of the ancient Augustinian Gisborough Priory, a church has occupied this site since mediaeval times. Elements of the original church can be seen in the chancel arch, east wall and base of the tower.

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    Type:
    Church / Chapel
    Location:

    Guisborough

  19. HM Bark Endeavour

    Heritage visitor attraction on full-size replica of Captain James Cook's ship H M Bark Endeavour. Situated on the River Tees in Stockton. A unique venue for any occasion.

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    Type:
    Historic Ship
    Location:

    Stockton-on-Tees

  20. St Cuthberts Church and Turner Mausoleum

    Georgian church (1763) and Turner mausoleum (1740) by James Gibbs. Important 17thC and 18thC monuments and sculpture.

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    Type:
    Church / Chapel
    Location:

    Redcar

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