Stockton-on-Tees, often simply referred to as Stockton, is a market town in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham, England.

Whilst not strictly in Yorkshire, the town serves many travellers and households in the neighbouring parts of Yorkshire and is a key administrative and cultural focal point.

Stockton is on the northern banks of the River Tees, part of the Teesside built-up area. It is included in the Tees Valley mayoralty.

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Stockton Facts

  1. Stockton-on-Tees is a town in County Durham, located in the northeast of England.
  2. It is situated on the River Tees, which has been an important trade route since Roman times.
  3. Stockton-on-Tees is home to one of the oldest markets in the country, dating back to the 1300s.
  4. The town was once an important centre for the shipbuilding industry, with many ships being built on the banks of the River Tees.
  5. Stockton-on-Tees was the birthplace of John Walker, who invented the friction match in 1826.
  6. The town is home to several historic buildings, including the Stockton Parish Church, which dates back to the 12th century.
  7. The town has a rich cultural heritage, with several annual events and festivals, including the Stockton International Riverside Festival.
  8. The Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is located in Stockton-on-Tees, and is a popular destination for white-water rafting and other water sports.
  9. The town is home to several parks and green spaces, including the historic Preston Park and the Tees Heritage Park.
  10. Stockton-on-Tees is also home to several museums, including the Stockton Heritage Centre and the Tees Cottage Pumping Station Museum.
  11. The town has a rich sporting heritage, with several football and rugby clubs, as well as a professional basketball team.
  12. Stockton-on-Tees is home to several shopping centres, including the Castlegate Shopping Centre and Wellington Square.
  13. The town has a range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly hotels to luxury self-catering apartments.
  14. The town is located near several popular tourist destinations, including Durham Cathedral and the North York Moors.
  15. The Infinity Bridge, a pedestrian and cycle bridge, crosses the River Tees in Stockton-on-Tees, and is a popular spot for photography.
  16. The town is home to several art galleries and studios, including the ARC arts centre and the Globe Gallery.
  17. The Tees Valley Giants, a series of public art sculptures, are located in Stockton-on-Tees and celebrate the town’s industrial heritage.
  18. Stockton-on-Tees is a designated Fairtrade Town, promoting ethical and sustainable trade practices.
  19. The town is home to several community groups and organisations, including the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Stockton-based charity, The Junction Foundation.
  20. The town has a rich musical heritage, with several famous musicians, including Chris Rea and Paul Rodgers, hailing from Stockton-on-Tees.
  21. The town is also home to several theatres, including the Georgian Theatre Royal and the ARC theatre.
  22. The Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world’s first public railway, ran through Stockton-on-Tees and played a pivotal role in the town’s industrial history.
  23. Stockton-on-Tees is home to several historic pubs and restaurants, offering a range of traditional and modern cuisine.
  24. The town has a rich literary heritage, with several famous authors, including Catherine Cookson and Barry Unsworth, having been inspired by the town’s landscapes and history.
  25. Stockton-on-Tees is a vibrant and historic town, with a rich cultural heritage, picturesque landscapes, and a range of attractions and amenities for visitors to enjoy.

Stockton on Tees FAQ’s

What is Stockton-on-Tees famous for?

Stockton is famous as the home of the friction match and the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which operated the world’s first steam-hauled passenger train in 1825. The town also has the world’s oldest passenger railway station building.

Is Stockton in Durham or Yorkshire?

The section north of the Tees, including the historic town of Stockton, forms part of the geographic and historic county of Durham. The section to the south belongs to the geographic county of North Yorkshire and the historic county of Yorkshire.

Where next?

Head South to the North York Moors or along the Yorkshire coastline.