Barnard Castle Durham Cathedral Captain Cook Country
Leisure Activities

The Durham coast is reknown for its sea angling. Inland fishing can be found at many reservoirs and rivers

Grays Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Rd, Hartlepool 01427 268916
Middlesborough Art Gallery 320 Linthorpe Rd, Middlesborough 01642 247445
Darlington Arts Centre, Vane Terrace Darlington 01325 483168

Parks & Gardens
Bowlees Picnic Area, Middleton, Teesside - Waterfalls & Picnic area
Preston Hall Farm Eaglescliffe, Nr Yarm
Billingham Beck Valley Farm. Country Park with 10 acre ecology park


Showcase Teesside Leisure Park Stockton 01642 633222
Cannon Cinema, Northgate, Darlington 01325 462745

Seaton Carew (nr Hartlepool) - miles of clean, unspoilt golden sands, windsurfing and fishing available
Redcar - Holiday resort
Whitby - The home of dracula, Whitby jet and with a haunting abbey that dominates the town

Middlesborough - The Arena, Newport Road, Middlesborough. Tel: 01642 804444.

Stockton - Bianco's, Prince Regent Street, Stockton.
Tel: 01642 607216
Millenium. Teesside Leisure Park, Stockton. Tel: 01642 608877

Yarm - Club M, Tall Trees, Green Lane, Yarm, Cleveland Tel: 01642 787188

Northallerton, specialist shops
Teesside Park, Stockton
Metro Centre, Gateshead
Jackson Landing , Hartlepool Marina
Yarm-antique shops in a beautiful setting


Durham County Cricket Club, County Grand, Riverside, Chester le Street 0191 3871717

Sports Centres
Stockton, Talbot Street, Stockton 01642 607994
Dolphin Leisure Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington 01325 380840
Quaker Sports Centre, Polam Lane, Darlington 01325 464419

Middlesborough -
Darlington -
Hartlepool United -
Sunderland -
Newcastle United -

Swimming Pools
Thornaby, Thornaby Rd, Stockton 01642 616727
Dolphin Leisure Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington 01325 380786

Eaglescliffe, Yarm Rd
Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees, 01642 780238
Houghton Grange, Darlington, 01325 355324
Dinsdale Spa, Middleton St.George, Darlington, 01325 332297

Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington 01325 483271
Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington 01325 486555
The Forum Theatre, Town Centre, Billingham 01642 552663

Elizabeth Barrett Browning - was born in County Durham - one of the countries leading C19th poets

TV & Film
The area has been featured for many TV programmes and films:
Harry Potter was filmed in Durham and surrounding areas.
Billy Elliot in Stockton and Middlesborough.
TV programmes such as Heartbeat, Shouldn't happen to a Vet and Auf Wiedersehen Pet all were made in the area.

Darlington Railway Centre & Museum, North Rd, Station 01325 460532
Darlington Museum Tubwell Row, Darlington 01325 463795
Beamish North of England Open Air Museum, Beamish, County Durham 01207 231811

Captain Cook Birthplace Stewarts Park, Marton, Middlesborough 01642 311211
Green Dragon Museum Theatre Yard, Stockton 01642 674308
Preston Hall Museum, Yarm Rd, Stockton 01642 781184

Long distance wals include Pennine Way, TeesdaleWay, Weardale way and a 24 mile Lead Mining Trail contact Tourism Team Durham Council - 01914 3843720

Classic - Town Hall, Middlesborough 01642 242561
Arts, 2 Bromeswick Street, Stockton 01642 611625

Folk - Wellington Inn, High Street, Woliston, Billingham 01740 644439
Darlington Folk Club, Vane Terrace Darlington 01325 483168

Jazz - Inn off the Park 339 Linthorpe Rd, Middlesborough 01642 823322
Rock - Arts, 2 Bromeswick St Stockton 01642 611625

Castlegatequay Watersports Centre, Stockton - everything provided for sailing, kayaking, Dragon boating, Bell Boating 01642 676844

Easy access into the business and shopping centres of Darlington, Durham, Middlesborough, Stockton and the rest of Teesside