Tees Valley

Food and drink

Enjoy freshly caught fish and chips in Tees Valley’s seaside towns, or buy the freshest local produce in our farm shops and farmers’ markets.

Why not try Medieval Ulnaby Farm Shop Cafe, a delightful and friendly farm shop and café, where patrons can enjoy homemade cakes and light lunches.

Iconic views

See the iconic Tees Transporter Bridge in action - the longest working transporter bridge in the world and an iconic symbol of Teesside's engineering and industrial heritage. Take the Tees Transporter Bridge visitors experience, where you’ll take an escorted trip to the upper walkway via the scenic glass lift or the staircase challenge, a trip over the river on the new all glass gondola.

Mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) can be found in the heart of MIddlesborough. A contemporary art gallery, mima brings together Middlesbrough's art collections and hosts temporary exhibitions of fine art and craft from 1900 to the present.

Walks

Talk a walk along Saltburn beach, a popular seaside resort with rich heritage dating back to Victorian times. A sand and shingle beach backed by a promenade and with a pier – Saltburn beach is popular and perfect for surfing.

Head to Roseberry Topping, a distinctive hill which is a steep ascent up a stepped path and stone track. Make sure you also keep your eyes peeled for Cook’s monument – the well-known local landmark of Captain Cook.

Outdoor activity

Fancy getting wet? Head to the Tees Barrage International White Water Course, an artificial white-watercourse where you can engage in a wide range of water activities such as powerboating, canoeing and paddle boarding.

Summerhill Country Park can be found in Hartlepool; a unique Country Park that is both a Local Nature Reserve and Outdoor Activity Centre, the 100 acre site is just waiting to be explored.

History

The northern home of the National Museum of the Royal Navy can be found in Hartlepool, where you’ll experience a fascinating journey through time set in an authentically-created historic quayside of the 1800s. Experience Fighting Ships, a powerful insight into the tough lives of sailors from around the time of Admiral Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar.