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Durham Tees Valley
A Valley of Diversity
The Tees Valley comprises of 170 towns, villages and cities, with five main boroughs being Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-On-Tees. Each borough has a unique local culture, heritage and attractions.
From railway enthusiasts, to hill walkers, to foodies looking for fresh, local produce by the fire in a traditional Northern pub – you will find Tees Valley a true Valley of Diversity.
We recommend a stroll along the streets of Durham, which in its modernity, now has a vibrant cosmopolitan feel with its fantastic tapas and whisky bars in contrast with the backdrop of its historic and beautiful Cathedral – a perfect weekend destination.
From Durham Tees Valley you can also visit the UK’s largest light festival – Lumiere, which takes place in Durham in November. This is an impressive spectacle which should not be missed!
- Durham Cathedral – Durham
- A riverside stroll – Durham
- Beamish Museum – Durham
- High Force Waterfall – Middleton in Teesdale
- The National Railway Museum – Shildon
- Raby Castle – Darlington
- The Great North Festival of Transport March – April. Beamish Museum’s Great North Festival of Transport includes Old King Coal (29 March – 2 April), the Great North Steam Fair (6 – 9 April) and Horses at Work (22 – 23 April)
- Lumiere Durham 16-19 November 2017. The UK’s largest outdoor light festival returns in 2017 to light up Durham City over four magical evenings in November, illuminating Durham City for the fifth time.
- Durham Christmas Festival 1-3 December. Cobbled streets with entertainers, reindeer for the children, carols at Durham Cathedral, plus over 150 quality craft, gift and food stalls in a huge marquee on Palace Green.
- The Hell of the North Cycle Ride (100 miles) 3 September 2017. Still the most popular of the series, the Hell of the North is a tough test for experienced cyclists only. This extremely challenging ride goes through some of the region’s most spectacular scenery. You check in at Kirby Stephen then make your way back through Brough towards Middleton In Teesdale and back to Darlington
- Rythm and Blues festival 10 September. The ever popular RnB festival returns to the market square with headliner Bernie Marsden (of Whitesnake) and Band. The music continues with many bars having bands on well into the evening hours.
Tees Valley tourist information:
Telephone: 01642 688 701