Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Great Days Out

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Great Days Out

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Enjoy an afternoon river cruise.

Take time this summer to board the Teesside Princess for an afternoon's cruising down the River Tees.

Departing from Castlegate Quay on the Stockton Riverside, the Teesside Princess passes alongside the replica of Captain Cook's Bark HM Endeavour. It then cruises upstream through glorious countryside past Preston Park, with its 117 acres of attractive parkland full of things to see and do, including a miniature railway, crazy golf, an aviary and a children's adventure playground.

The central attraction of the park is Preston Hall built in 1825, once the home of local shipbuilder Robert Ropner.

The Princess then passes the pretty market town of Yarm. Its cobbled streets provide a varied choice of chic shops, exclusive restaurants and a wide range of country feel pubs with beautiful gardens. Superb bistros, cafAs and tearooms make an excellent pit stop!

Afterwards the Princess sails down river to the mighty Tees Barrage, which took four years to build and contains 650 tonnes of steel. …

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