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Redcar & Cleveland is an area abundant in heritage, in memories, relics, fossils and wildlife. Reminders of the past are all around when visiting any of our town and villages.

Towns and VillagesTownsA brief history of the towns of Redcar and Cleveland

Gisborough PrioryGisborough Priory

Gisborough Priory dates back to 1119 when the Norman baron, Robert de Brus, founded a priory for Augustinian monks at Guisborough


The rugged and desolate coastline of Saltburn was the ideal place to carry out the illicit trade of Smuggling

The ZetlandSmuggling

Redcar is home to the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world...The Zetland.


The North East coast was transformed by the development of the railways.

Cleveland IronstoneCleveland Ironstone

The Borough of Redcar & Cleveland is an area steeped in the history of Ironstone Mining.

Redcar Town ClockRedcar town Clock

The town clock is dedicated to King Edward VII, he was a regular visitor to this area

History on youtubeHistory on youtube

Learn and look back at the history of the borough

St Nicholas ChurchSt Nicolas Church

In a corner of St Nicholas Church is a medieval masterpiece.

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