The Local Region
Stockton on Tees has become one of the most impressive international water sports destinations around. The building of the Tees Barrage had created a deep, clean waterway making the river excellent for whitewater rafting and other water sports.
Visitors can take a trip on the Teesside Princess River Cruise, step on board a full sized replica of Captains Cook’s HM Bark Endeavour, visit Preston Hall Museum and Country Park or have a flutter at Sedgefield Racecourse.
For culture vultures, there is the Arc and Billingham Forum Theatre and Stockton’s Riverside Festival. Stockton’s International Riverside Festival is the UK’s finest street arts festival.