Thornaby-on-Tees - a charming historical North Riding town
The royal charter town of Thornaby-on-Tees is situated on the south bank of the River Tees. There are signs that the town dates back to a settlement in prehistoric times. Thornaby is three miles south-east of Stockton-on-Tees and four miles south-west of Middlesbrough, with great transport links to both. The town is also home to Durham University's Queen's Campus.
Stockton-on-Tees - Thornaby's big brother
County Durham's Stockton-on-Tees dates back to the Anglo-Saxon era. Known for shipbuilding in the 15th century, today it is a busy, bustling market town with lots of entertainment, from the peace and quiet of country parks such as Billingham Beck Park, to the many restaurants in the lively high street.
Middlesbrough - a steely town with a proud past
The famous industrial town of Middlesbrough has an illustrious history dating back to the 7th century. It became famous for its part in the iron and steel industries, helping a rapid expansion of the town in the early part of the 20th century. These days, tourist attractions include The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, the sculpture Temenos and of course Middlesbrough Football Club.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Thornaby-on-Tees? Travelodge Middlesbrough Hotel is under 10 minutes away by car. Travelodge Darlington Hotel is also under 20 minutes away.