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Queen's Campus

Why Stockton?

From its enviable location on the banks of the River Tees, Queen's Conference Centre offers the visitor a unique, state-of-the-art experience. The Centre is an innovative and contemporary purpose-built development, overlooking a vibrant stretch of water near the famous Tees Barrage.

Offering everything from sailing and rowing, to Dragonboats and jet skis, the River Tees at Stockton is a natural location for International watersports events and the annual Tees Regatta. The Tees Barrage provides world class canoeing and a thrilling White Water rafting course.

Stockton lies in the heart of the Tees Valley area, within easy reach of spectacular coastline and some of the England's most beautiful countryside. Middlesbrough, meanwhile, is just a short journey away and offers an eclectic mix of fine dining, shopping, arts and theatre, pubs, clubs and bars.

Whatever your needs, Event Tees can offer a truly unrivalled setting for an unforgettable event.

The Town

Stockton is where the Tees Valley's railway and maritime traditions come together. Stockton was a major river port in the 1700s, shipping lead from the Pennines to London and overseas. It was also here in 1825 that the first rail in George Stephenson's revolutionary Stockton to Darlington Railway was laid.

Alongside this lively riverside setting, visitors can enjoy the bustling, historic town centre with its wealth of shops, leisure and social activities, including its own contemporary arts venue, the Arc. Festivals and events fill the calendar, culminating in the famous Stockton International Riverside festival every summer.

The Region

Situated within historic Captain Cook Country, Stockton is within easy reach of striking coastline, dramatic moorland and bustling market towns.

Travel north from the ancient clifftop abbey at Whitby and you can enjoy miles of rugged coastline before reaching the picturesque Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn. Further inland you can experience the breathtaking beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors, and the tranquility of rural villages such as Stokesley and Great Ayton. Charming market towns such as Yarm and Guisborough fuse idyllic rural beauty with chic contemporary living. Cook's birthplace, meanwhile, can be visited at Marton in Middlesbrough.

In nearby Middlesbrough you will find an exhaustive array of energetic nightlife, big name high street stores and designer boutiques, some of the UK's finest theatre and concert venues, and every conceivable style of cuisine.

Slightly further afield, Newcastle, Leeds and York are historic cities which provide great shopping facilities and entertainment as well as plenty of places to eat and drink.