Teesside town guide
Teesside in the North east of England is a complex of industrial towns and villages on the banks of the River Tees. The administrative centre is Middlesbrough. Teeside International airport is just six miles east of Darlington.
Teesside is also an extensive area of moorland, sandy beaches, towering cliffs, with a heritage of smugglers and famous explorers, on the doorstep of the North Yorkshire Moors, close to Whitby, York, Durham and Newcastle. These can all be visited easily by rental car.
A visit to Hartlepool Historic Quay and the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Stewarts Park, Middlesbrough will provide an insight into the life of a great traveller. With sound effects, this exhibition has lots of gadgets for the kids to play with.
Ormesby Hall, is a nearby National Trust property, it is a mid 18th. Century Palladian mansion, well known for its classical and pop concerts. On show at the hall is a large model railway exhibition.
Teeside is famous for being an area of hard work, strong beer and sport for those with a taste for adventure you can go white water rafting at the Tees Barrage.
The famous Transporter Bridge, one of very few left in the world, spans the Tees for 517feet and was a wonder of its time. Built to replace the ferry, it carried traffic high above the river. It is a great example of Teeside engineering excellence. You can still cross using the suspended gondola car that trundles along on the rails above.