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Great places to visit in Tees Valley

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The good news?

There's absolutely loads to see and do as a family in Tees Valley.


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The even better news?

Most of these are accessible using public transport so you can enjoy the day together without having to keep your eyes on the road.


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Here are some of the places you can visit and how to get there using the bus or train:


Waterfront & Marina, Hartlepool

BUS: Stagecoach services 36, 7 or 1

TRAIN: Direct trains from Middlesbrough and Stockton or get there with a connecting train from Darlington.

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Preston Park Museum & Gardens, Eaglescliffe, Stockton

BUS: Arriva service 7.

TRAIN: Get off at Eaglescliffe train station direct from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar.

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The Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

BUS: Arriva services 12, 13, 13A, 17, 17A, 29 or 63.

TRAIN: Direct trains from Hartlepool, Stockton, Redcar and Darlington

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Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

BUS: Arriva service 63.

TRAIN: Direct trains from Darlington and Middlesbrough or get there with a connecting train from Hartlepool or Stockton.

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Head of Steam Museum, Darlington

BUS: Arriva services 3A, 5, 5A, 7, 8, 66, 830, X21 or X66. Also served by Scarlet Band service 16.

TRAIN: Direct trains from Middlesbrough and Redcar or get there with a connecting train from Stockton or Hartlepool. North Road station is just a two minute walk from the museum. Coming from Bishop Auckland? Hop on the Bishop Line straight to North Road station:

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