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Elite Serviced Apartments in Yarm

This luxury 2-bed serviced apartment is located in a quiet area of central Yarm, within easy walking distance of a wide range of local restaurants, cafes and shops. The property has 2 double bedrooms (one en-suite), an open-plan lounge / dining / kitchen area and a separate bathroom. The apartment …

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Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park

Young and semi-mature woodland, wildflower meadows, ponds, picnic areas, wetland areas, lake and sculpture trail. The site covers approx one square kilometre of mainly grassland which also covers two small hills. There are varied habitats including still water ponds, a stream, reed beds, mixed woodland and several established hedge lines. Adjacent to …

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Yarm High Street

The Best High Street in Britain, as voted for by BBC Breakfast viewers! Yarm’s town centre is dominated by a cobbled High Street which runs along the centre of the loop formed by the Tees. At the centre of the High Street is the little Dutch style Town Hall built in 1710 by Viscount Fauconberg, …

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Globe Theatre

Coming soon! Due to open late 2012…. Stockton’s Globe Theatre opened in 1917 as a cinema and because of its 2,370 seating capacity later attracted major music stars like The Beatles. But the venue closed in 1993 after being used as a bingo hall since 1977. Stockton Council said the …

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Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park

1,000 acres of former industrial land have been transformed into a world-class nature reserve. Explore the breathtaking, state-of-the-art building with panoramic views of this huge wetland and enjoy the walled wildlife gardens and adventure play area. At Saltholme, you’ll find a world of amazing wildlife thriving right in the middle of the Tees Valley’s heavy …

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Butterfly World

An indoor tropical garden populated by exotic free-flying butterflies and complemented by a display of fascinating insects. Located in Preston Park. At Butterfly World you can enter the magical world of a Tropical Rain Forest, where you can stroll at your leisure past beautiful trees and flowers. Sit beside the splashing waterfalls …

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Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

Located in Wynyard Woodland Park the Planetarium and Observatory provide a wonderful experience for viewing and learning about stars, planets and space. Public star shows at the Planetarium usually take place on the first and third Friday of each month, with some exceptions (Don’t come in cloud, fog, mist etc.). …

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Ropner Park

Ropner Park, Stockton-on-Tees was opened to the public in 1893. The park was named after the wealthy shipowner and builder, Sir Robert Ropner. He was also MP for Stockton when he donated the money to buy the land. It soon became an important open space on the edge of an expanding …

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Stockton History 16th – 19th Century

Stockton on Tees 1500-1800 In 1642 came civil war and in 1644-46 Stockton was occupied by the Scottish army. After the civil war the Bishops Castle was destroyed by parliamentarians to prevent it ever falling into royalist hands. However in the late 17th century Stockton On Tees began to flourish. …

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The Name Stockton (Etymology)

Stockton, is an Anglo-Saxon name with the typical Anglo-Saxon place name ending ‘ton’ meaning farm, or homestead. The name is thought by some to derive from the Anglo-Saxon word Stocc meaning log, tree trunk or wooden post. ‘Stockton’ could therefore mean a farm built of logs. This is disputed, because …

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Stockton Town Hall History

Stockton’s historic Town Hall – or, to give it it’s traditional name, the Town House – dates from 1735 in its present form.  Dominating the town from its position in the centre of the town’s High Street, it is a focal point for the town centre.  Theree times a week, a market is …

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Stockton History Timeline

1138 The manor of Stockton was created 1189 Purchased by Bishop Pudsey of Durham 13th Century The Bishop of Durham turns Stockton into a borough 1310 Stockton has a market. It is also a busy little port with a population of about 1,000. 1376 Stockton Castle is first referred to 1644-46 Stockton …

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Starters

Our menu is made up (almost) entirely of Starters! Rather than settling for one large main course, why not come in and pick and choose between as many of your favourite appetisers as you like? Served all at once or one at a time, it’s up to you! Sample Menu: …

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Raj Bari

Raj Bari has been catering for Teesside for over a decade. We have provided an authentic Indian dining experience with an affordable price for the locals and visitors. Known as the House of Kings blends the very best in traditional Indian Cuisine with today’s modern restaurant. Located in the market town …

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The Talpore Beefeater

Whether you’re celebrating after a visit to The Riverside or relaxing after a busy day shopping – it’s the perfect restaurant for all sizzling occasions. Located opposite Teesside Shopping Park and Teesside White Water Course and adjoined to a Premier Inn Hotel. The Beefeater Grill range of restaurants, owned by the well established …

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Brewers Fayre

At the Preston Farm Brewers Fayre pub restaurant you’ll find pub food as it should be with our every day great value menu. Brewer’s Fayre restaurants offer a warm welcome to those who want a reliably tasty meal in pleasant surroundings, with plenty of choice, minimal fuss and friendly service. …

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Wellington Restaurant

Named after the Duke of Wellington, a regular visitor to the Hall, The Wellington Restaurant is the perfect venue for any occasion.  With its warming red tones, roaring log fires, soft lamplight and luxurious fabrics, it creates a wonderful dining experience. Recently awarded two AA Rosettes for food and service, …

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Cafe Sapore

Cafe Sapore is a bistro, a smart and stylish eatery in Hartburn, where you can drop in for a coffee and a slice of cake, a glass of wine or a traditional panini. Of course they also have a seasonal menu where only the freshest locally sourced ingredients and classic …

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Cafe Lilli

A fine ‘Continental’ Italian restaurant and viewed as one of the best in the area. Ideal for Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients or with some close friends. It has a wonderful atmosphere, brilliant, helpful staff and excellent food and service. It has a buzz about the place and is extremely popular …

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Kaminaki Greek Taverna

The word καµινακι (Kaminaki) means a little kiln or oven. It is quite a common name for a little, cosy, family taverna in Greece. We had a restaurant in Corfu called Kaminia (Big Oven) – hence Kaminaki here in Cleveland. Sample menu’s: A very greek eating experience. An amazing array of dishes …

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Joe Rigatonis – Yarm

Situated in the quaint village of Yarm, this c restaurant has a rustic feel to it. A large open plan restaurant with seating up to 100 this restaurant is popular with family, groups of friends and businesses. The menu is traditionally Italian with classic favorites from pizza to pasta to specialty …

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Caruso

Rated the best Italian and the best restaurant in the area a trip to the long established (Over 30 years!) Caruso restaurant should be top of everyone’s dining list. All the food is home-made and made with passion from the dipping sauces to the desserts. Happy hour is mon-sat, 5-7. …

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L’Allegrea

Traditionally pizzeria’s are known as a really casual places to hang out, meet friends, eat, drink and talk. L’Allegria is just that. We offer real hand made pizza, made exactly as it’s made in Naples, fresh handmade pastas cooked to order, a wine list that rivals any in town, and …

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Parkmore Hotel & Leisure Club

Featuring imaginative and varied cuisine, and a leisure club with swimming pool and well-equipped gym, you will find the service friendly and helpful, and the hospitality second to none. All rooms at Parkmore Hotel & Leisure Club are en suite and feature all the necessary facilities required for a comfortable …

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The Georgian Theatre

The Georgian Theatre, is a 200 capacity venue managed and programmed by Tees Music Alliance. Opened as a theatre in 1766, the building underwent a range of uses up until 1993 when it became the Georgian Theatre. The list of previous performers is huge.  In addition to a multitude of …

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Stockton Weather

The weather shown for each day in the three day forecast represents the predominant weather expected on the day in question. This is calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather, so if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we …

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Brief History of Stockton

Stockton began as an Anglo-Saxon settlement on high ground close to the northern bank of the River Tees. The manor of Stockton was created in around 1138. It was purchased by Bishop Pudsey of Durham in 1189 and since then has undergone many changes. Stockton’s market can trace its history …

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John Walker & The Match

John Walker was born on the 29th May 1781 at 104 High Street, Stockton, where his father was in business as a grocer and wine and spirit merchant. John was the third of four boys; he also had two sisters. John was well educated (at grammar school) and when he …

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The Stockton Railway

The Stockton and Darlington Railway, which opened in 1825, was the first permanent steam locomotive railway. The line was 26 miles (40 km) long, and was built between Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees and from Darlington to several collieries. The line was initially built to connect inland coal mines to Stockton, where …

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Stockton from Past to Present Day

Stockton-on-Tees is in the North of England in the United Kingdom, 250 miles(400km) north of London and close to the North Sea. Stockton’s population is presently about 178,000. Most of these people live in the four principal towns which make up the Borough – Stockton, the largest, with Billingham, Thornaby …

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Contact Us

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Portrack Lane

A few minutes drive from the town centre, or straight off the A19, Portrack Lane is home to some massive stores, most of which are aimed at the DIY’er or someone looking for home furnishings. Stores include: B&Q Superstore Asda The Range B&M Go Outdoors Plenty of Tile shops inc. Tiles …

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Castlegate Shopping Centre

Castlegate Shopping Centre has been the main shopping destination in Stockton for years, situated at the bottom of the main high street at the opposite end to the new Wellington Square. It is Stockton-on-Tees’ largest covered shopping centre. Dominating the town’s High Street, it offers a wide and varied choice …

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Stockton Markets

Stockton’s pedestrianised High Street is home to a large market (one of the largest in the UK) featuring over 150 different stalls. The markets are held every Wednesday & Saturday with a smaller one each Friday. Nearby Billingham hosts an open air market every Monday with Thornaby hosting each Thurday. …

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Millennium Bridge

Information on Stocktons TeesQuay Millennium Bridge which was opened in 2000 and spans the river tees. Completed in 2000 this footbridge links Stockton’s Castlegate Centre with the campus of Durham University at Stockton and other new developments on that side of the Tees. It is suspended from cables hung from a …

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Showcase Cinema Times

The Showcase cinema at Teesside Park has 14 large screens and over 2000 seats. The cinema offers incredibly comfortable seating with extra stretch leg room and reclining chairs. Huge floor to ceiling wall to wall screens combined with Dolby Digital Surround Sound provide a fantastic and memorable cinematic experience. After the …

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History of Billingham

Billingham is a town just north of the River Tees, in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, traditionally part of County Durham, in North East England. It was a Saxon settlement from about the 7th century onwards and St Cuthbert’s church has a fine tower of AD 1000. A late 7th century …

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History of Yarm

Yarm was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and was originally a chapelry in the Kirklevington parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire; it became a separate parish early. At one point it was a borough; this status did not persist. It formed part of the Stokesley Rural …

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White Water Caravan Club – Caravan Sites in Stockton

Ideally located close to all amenities and a short journey from the A19 makes it an ideal place to stay. Pleasantly landscaped, White Water Park Caravan Club Site lies adjacent to the largest white water canoeing and rafting course built to an international standard in Britain. The caravan site provides …

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Ice Skating – Billingham Forum

Billingham Forum is the place to go in the region for ice skating. Activities include: Public Skate Sessions – All ages and abilities welcome! Family /KidsSessions – Special session for familiesand under 16’s only. iC Bear Skate Sessions – Family session with resident polar bear iC! Learn to Skate – learn …

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