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Picturesque Tees Valley and Durham

Looking for a charming destination? Book flights to Teesside International and explore the Tees Valley and the nearby city of Durham. Visit the boutiques, galleries and museums in the winding streets of Durham city or discover the stunning coast and countryside of the Tees Valley. Across the Tees Valley and within Durham city you can uncover stories of the past, from The Oriental Museum and Durham Light Infantry Museum in Durham to the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool and the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough. Durham’s Art Museum displays beautiful contemporary art, whilst the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) is one of the UK’s leading modern art galleries based in the heart of the Tees Valley. And don’t forget to try the region’s renowned restaurants!

A gem for castle lovers

Durham owes a great deal of its appeal to its very own Durham Cathedral, an internationally famous landmark. The impressive building on a hill overlooking the River Wear towers high above the houses. View the valuable objects from the 12th century that evoke the Norman era and be sure to visit the adjacent Durham Castle. Castle lovers will find plenty more to explore in Durham, as famous nearby landmarks Raby Castle and Auckland Castle are also open to visitors. Durham is not only perfect for a city trip but also makes a great starting point for a short break in neighbouring Tees Valley or a longer holiday in England. Expect to be surprised: book a flight to Durham now!

Magical gardens

Visit the Crook Hall and Gardens, the lovely gardens that surround the captivating medieval manor. Or stroll from the tropical rainforest to the desert at the Botanical Gardens of Durham University. Wonder at the sights and smells of the beautiful Gardens at Wynyard Hall or spend the day at Saltburn Valley Gardens on the North East coast.

Culinary highlights

The city of Durham is a vibrant student town which offers many lively pubs where you can raise a toast to a lovely city trip. Cheers! Venture into the wider Tees Valley and you can find the only two Michelin star restaurant The Raby Hunt in Summerhouse near Darlington or stumble upon the many independent bars and eateries that fill the town centres.


The Gala Theatre is located in the historic city centre of Durham on the River Wear. In addition to attending a play, visitors can also watch a film or enjoy a drink. The Darlington Hippodrome raises the curtain on west end musicals to live music and comedy, whilst the newly renovated The Globe on nearby Stockton high street brings an exciting programme of live entertainment.

Flights to the Tees Valley and Durham for a cultural city break

Looking for a cheap flight to Teesside International? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in the United Kingdom before you know it.

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