Stockton-on-tees is a big market town in the North Eastern part of the United Kingdom. The town is actually very famous and holds an important place for the association with the Stockton and the Darlington railways. The town also has the world’s oldest railway building. Apart from this the other major industries of this town include repairing of ships, shipbuilding, heavy engineering and steel manufacturing. However it has been seen that there is a gradual shift to service sector industries from the heavy industries among the people looking for employment in this town.
The town is famous for hosting the largest and free open air festivals in the country. The Stockton international riverside festival is the name of this festival and is held once every year. The festival is spread over a period of five days. It attracts a large number of people and a great number of acts are performed in the course of the five days like music, dance, comedy and street theatre. The Stockton Weekender festival is held every summer and is an independently produced music festival. Another annual event that takes place in this town is the Stockton Riverside Firework display.
Stagecoach on Teesside and Arriva Northeast is in charge of the bus services in this town. The Stockton railway station provides the people with great railway facilities. Good road facilities enable one to move from one part of the town to the other easily. Durham Tees Valley Airport offers domestic and international flight opportunities to the people in this town.