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About Teesside

Teesside is a historic, urban area running along the beautiful River Tees in north-east England. This conurbation is home to just under 400,000 people and consists of the Middlesbrough urban area and other smaller surrounding cities including Billingham, Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby. Teesside is famed for a vast blend of sights and attractions like the Stockton Infinity Bridge.

Cheap flights to Teesside are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to explore the pre-historic cultures and cities sprawled across the River Tees! The Teesside urban area is served by the Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME) which is located just 20 minutes out of the Middlesbrough city centre. MME mainly serves the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Affordable flights to Teesside depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Teesside is approximately 15 hours and 5 minutes.

Why visit Teesside

teesside transporter bridge river tees

Historic Infrastructure

Take a look at the century old Tees Transporter Bridge. Still standing strong, it connects Middlesbrough to Port Clarence on the north bank by transporting vehicles across the river with a suspended platform.

teesside pier on beach saltburn

Quaint Coastal Towns

Just outside of Middlesbrough there is a multitude of coastal towns to visit along the north-east coastline; take a day trip to the charming Saltburn where you can get your toes wet at the beach or stroll on the Victorian pier.

teesside river tees stockton

Incredible Boat Tours

While in Stockton-on-Tees, enjoy a relaxing boat trip along the River Tees where you can learn about Teesside’s history and enjoy views of other cities that are part of the urban hub.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country England
Currency British Pound Sterling
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.058 GBP
Language English
Hub Airport Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME)
Airline British Airways
Time Zone GMT + 0
Travel Adaptor Type G

Best time to visit Teesside

The best time to visit Teesside is during the summer months of June, July and August. The blue skies and bright sunshine give a new feel to the seemingly harsh industrial skyline along the River Tees. July and August are the warmest months in the region and you should definitely go sightseeing in the city’s pleasant temperatures. Check out the 106-year-old, steel Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough or stroll through the city’s streets lined with Victorian styled buildings. There are many quaint coastal towns to visit along the north-east coastline creating a perfect opportunity to take a day trip to the charming beach towns of Saltburn and Staithes. To avoid high air fares, accommodation and general holiday prices, try to visit Teesside during the shoulder seasons from March to May and September to November.

Weather & Climate in Teesside

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low (°C) 1°C 1°C 2°C 4°C 6°C 10°C 11°C 11°C 9°C 6°C 3°C 2°C
High (°C) 6°C 7°C 9°C 12°C 15°C 18°C 20°C 19°C 17°C 13°C 9°C 7°C
Rainfall (mm) 56 43 47 46 51 50 51 66 59 55 64 68

Overview

Teesside is a unique mix of industrial urban sprawl and beautiful riverside views with luscious country hills painting the skyline.This historic urban area running along the beautiful River Tees in north-east England is a metropolis consisting of Middlesbrough city and other surrounding cities of Billingham, Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby. Middlesbrough is a vibrant student town and home to popular English Premier League football club, Middlesbrough FC.

Explore the trendy Baker and Bedford streets that host a multitude of bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a pint of pale ale, a cocktail, or taste local dishes like the parmo-chicken fillet. These streets are also popular for their lively nightlife.

Take a scenic day trip along the north-east coastline where you will find quite a few quaint coastal towns and beaches, including Saltburn and Staithes. Stockton-on-Tees is located right next to the majestic river. Relax on a boat trip along the River Tees where you can learn about the urban hub’s unique history and enjoy views of other tiny cities that are part of the Teesside community, such as Yarm. Teesside has a vast blend of sights and attractions and will be a fulfilling travel experience for the adventurous tourist.

Visa & Customs

South Africans are required to obtain a visa to enter the United Kingdom (UK). Since 2014, children under the age of five are required to appear at the visa application centre with their parents and have their picture taken as part of the visa application process.

Ensure that your South African passport is valid for at least six months after your date of return and has at least two fully blank pages. The British High Commission in South Africa is located in Pretoria. The physical address is 255 Hill Street, Arcadia, Pretoria.

Tel: 011-399-6373

Email: media.pretoria@fco.gov.uk.

Health & Safety

Make sure your routine vaccines that include the MMR vaccine, DPT, Chickenpox, Polio and yearly flu shots are updated before travel. It is advised that you practice general safety precautions. Keep your valuables and important documentation safe and watch out for petty crimes like bag-snatching or pick-pocketing, especially in crowded streets and city centres. Public drinking is banned and while there, try to avoid intoxicated club hoppers.

Cost of Living

ITEM CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG TEESSIDE
Meal inexpensive restaurant R90.00 R100.00 R190.00
Domestic Beer R22.00 R20.00 R51.00
Cappuccino (regular) R19.00 R20.00 R40.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10.00 R12.00 R30.00
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R35.00 R35.00 R143.00
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