Stockton-On-Tees.10The town of Stockton is located on the north bank of the river Tees. Both the northern and western outskirts of the area are located slightly above the town’s middle center, which allows for beautiful sights into the Stockton valley and the town below.

Stockton has many suburbs surrounding the town’s Centre. Just to name a few: Hardwick, Hartburn, Elm Tree Farm, Norton, and Rosewort.

Weather and climate

chartThe weather you’ll encounter in Stockton is typical for the United Kingdom. An oceanic climate results lots of rain, warm summers and relatively cold winters. Even though there is an average rain fall of 643 mm/year, Stockton is one of the driest places in the UK. This is due to the fact that it’s sheltered by the Lake District and Pennines which lie to the west.

Typical summers in Stockton are about 20 °C while winters are usually below 0 °C on average, which is respectively hotter and colder than the overall UK weather.

Town Centre

Within the Stockton borough, the town Centre is the main Centre of the area. Its High Street – the widest high street in the UK – heads north through the town Centre and from the junction of Bridge Road. The Town Hall stands at heart of the High Street and dates back to 1735 according to the locals. Outside of the Town Hall the largest outdoor market of the UK is held every Wednesday and Sunday. This tradition has been held up since the 1300’s.

Many of the buildings in the Town’s Centre have a Georgian and late medieval influence when it comes down to architecture. A number of the original yards which date back to the 1400’s still remain in today’s Stockton. One of the most interesting ones would be the Green Dragon Yards which contain the Green Dragon Pub and the Green Dragon Recording Studio’s.

All in all, there is a lot to do in the town of Stockton. For more interesting findings and suggestions we recommend our news feed which you can find on the homepage of our website. There you can read about the latest news from Stockton and find suggestion for recreational activities such as live music and museums.