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Located in Sedgefield, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hardwick Park and Sedgefield Racecourse. Wynyard Woodland Park and University Hospital of North ...
An important settlement since before the Norman Conquest, Stockton-on-Tees is an attractive market town that was once a bustling ship-building centre. Part of the scenic Tees Valley, it has a good range of hotels catering to different budgets, from value-for-money guest houses to stylish Victorian hotels.
Built in the early-19th century and sold to a wealthy shipping merchant soon afterwards, Preston Hall is an impressive Grade II-Listed house that surrounds dozens of acres of beautiful parkland. After the Second World War, it was converted into a museum, and now features a specially recreated Victorian Street where you can discover what it would have been like here in the 1890s.
The venue, on the outskirts of Stockton-on-Tees and well within reach of several hotels, also has a fantastic children's adventure play area and several themed galleries exhibiting the history of the hall and the local area. Afterwards, spend some time at the Victorian Tea Room for some delicious scones and cakes, or head to the Café Tees for even more delicious light refreshments.
Another great family attraction, Butterfly World exhibits a fascinating array of exotic butterfly species and also houses numerous reptiles. Open seasonally, it has numerous pleasant water features and ornamental fish, and is only a couple of minutes from Preston Park by foot.
Around 40 minutes from Stockton-on-Tees' hotels by car, Durham is best noted for its Norman castle and cathedral, and is home to one of England's oldest and most highly ranked universities. It has held the annual Durham Regatta since 1834, just two years after it became an official university city, and has many charming pubs and a fantastic selection of restaurants.
Book tickets to see a horse-racing show at Sedgefield Racecourse near Stockton-on-Tees, or travel to the quaint village of Escomb and see its fascinating Anglo-Saxon church, one of the oldest religious buildings in the country. For more ideas on day trips from Stockton-on-Tees, pick up a leaflet from your hotel lobby or contact your hotel reception.