Stockton-on-Tees

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Stockton-on-Tees is the name of a town in County Durham.

Understand[edit]

The town has population of 105,682, and the wider borough a population of 238,000, according to 2017 estimates. The town also has the honour of the widest High Street in the United Kingdom.

Get in[edit]

Bus/Coach Service[edit]

National Express buses serve destinations throughout Great Britain and arrive/depart from outside the Swallow Hotel at the southern end of the High St. Public buses run from the adjacent towns of Middlesbrough and Yarm where you may have arrived via train.

Train Service[edit]

Stockton Railway Station There is an hourly service from the station in each direction (with a few peak hour extras), northbound to Sunderland and Newcastle and southbound to Middlesbrough. Many northbound trains continue to Hexham, whilst most southbound trains run through to Nunthorpe. Grand Central Railway services between Sunderland and London King's Cross pass through the station but do not stop here.

Thornaby Railway Station Generally the better-served of the two stations located in Stockton. All Northern services on the Tees Valley Line and Durham Coast Line call at the station, giving it hourly services northbound to Sunderland and Newcastle and half-hourly trains westbound to Darlington and eastbound to Saltburn each weekday.

Air Service[edit]

Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME) The nearest airport(formerly Teesside Airport) located 9 miles, and a 20 minute drive, away from the Town Centre (actually closer to Darlington than Stockton). It's services have gradually waned over the years, and, as of Sep 2017, the only flights available were for Aberdeen, Amsterdam, and, occasionally, Jersey. A more likely arrival would be at Newcastle International Airport.

Newcastle International Airport (NCL) The more likely arrival location of the two airports, located 45 miles, and a 60 minute drive, away from the Town Centre. It has far more services than Durham Tees Valley Airport, from a wide range of international locations.

Get around[edit]

By bus/coach[edit]

The town has a bus service, which is a hub for Teesside. Many of these buses arrive/depart from the High St.

The town has buses which provide regular links with Durham, Darlington, Newcastle, Hartlepool,and Middlesbrough. The two main local bus operators are Arriva and Stagecoach and, again, most of these buses can be caught from the High St.

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Itineraries[edit]

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  • Roseberry Topping is situated near Great Ayton and Newton under Roseberry. Its summit (320m/1050ft) has a distinctive half-cone shape with a jagged cliff, which has led to many comparisons with the much higher Matterhorn in Switzerland. It forms a symbolic image of the area and featured as the logo for the now defunct county of Cleveland.
  • Preston Park in nearby Preston-on-Tees has a old old house, a mini-zoo including a large aviary, a playground and some historically re-created streets from the Victorian Period as well as a lot of parkland. If there's snow on the ground, the town will be there sledging.
  • Butterfly World is an enclosed butterfly house that also has hummingbirds and is located just inside the grounds of Preston Park (see above).
  • Teesside Park is the local leisure park located on the A66 between Stockton and Middlesbrough. Buses run their frequently from the town centre. It has bowling, a cinema, fast food and family restaurants as well as shopping.
  • browse the many charity shops that line the High St, particularly the western side. You can pick up a ton of decent second hand books in these shops and one actually has a second hand book reading room on the first floor.
  • check out the local market which comes into town and sets up on the High St on Wednesdays and Saturdays shutting up around 4pm.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Fast food[edit]

  • Burger King,
  • KFC,
  • Subway (High Street)
  • Greggs (multiple locations)
  • Cooplands (multiple locations)

Mid-range[edit]

  • Borge
  • L'Allegria
  • Joe Rigatoni's

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Zanzibar renamed GLAM, 89-91 High Street. Price Range for Entry from free before 11PM (with fly-er or Membership) to £5.
  • The Storytellers, 64 Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL, UK, +44 1642 671663. 11:00-23:45. A mid-sized bar located in one of the nicer areas of the town centre. It serves a variety of drinks, ranging from standard brands to craft ales at reasonable prices. Often there is live music in the main area of the bar, but there is also a pool table at the other end near a TV if you'd rather chill.  edit


Stay safe[edit]

Consumption of alcohol in public is banned and Stockton High St on a weekend night will reveal why. Try to avoid groups of drinkers on their way from club to club and don't do anything provocative.

As a very general rule, the lower parts of the town centre - nr. Swallow Hotel and GLAM - tend to be rowdier, whereas the upper end, and over on Prince Regent Street is can perhaps be described as more upmarket.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

The town lacks accommodation in the town centre area, however there are a number of options in the wider borough, as well as adjacent towns a few minutes drive away.

  • Metro Inns Teesside, North Tees Industrial Estate, Teesway, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2RT, UK, +44 845 055 5555, [1]. Set in a low-rise building, this straightforward budget hotel is on an industrial park, 2.5 miles from Middlesbrough town centre and 3.3 miles from the Riverside Stadium. Basic rooms come with bunk and double beds, and include 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. All rooms have washbasins and share bathroom facilities. There's free parking on-site. 3-bed Private Room: £27.99; Double-bed Private Room: £28.00 (Sep 2017)  edit
  • Premier Inn - Stockton-on-Tees West, Yarm Road, Cleveland, Cleveland TS18 3RT (Located at junction of A66 with A135 signposted Stockton (West). From A19 take A66 to Darlington. From A1(M) take A66 to Teesside. Next to the Preston Farm Brewers Fayre.), [2]. Near Preston Hall and Park, with its 100 acres of beautiful public parkland on the banks of the Tees. Free On-site Parking; Free Wi-Fi; Restaurant; Family Rooms from £49.00.  edit

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