8 Instagrammable Spots In Teesside To Visit In 2021

21 Dec 2020

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When you live in a place that's linked to industry, grit and the 'grimness' that comes with the North, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there aren't too many beauty spots in Teesside. But that's where you'd be wrong! Not only do we have some beautiful vistas up in our little corner of the North East, but some are just so downright gorgeous that it's only right you get them on the 'gram.

So for today's post, I'm sharing eight spots in Teesside that you need to visit in 2021 and get a snap to post on Instagram. If you follow me on Insta, you might have already seen my guide on this, but this is a bit more of an expansion, with addresses and everything that you need to know.

1. Saltburn Beach Huts

With this first spot, not only are you heading somewhere that takes an amazing photo, but you're also heading to a seaside town that's packed full of little independents, amazing food and the friendliest people. For a bit of fun and colour, you need to check out the Saltburn Beach Huts. Just venture down to the front and past the pier, and you'll find the row of vibrant huts, looking out to the sea.

Saltburn Seafront, TS12 1HQ. See more photos of Saltburn here.

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2. Baker Street, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough town centre has been undergoing a massive facelift over the last few years and one of the spots that has been noticeably much brighter and more vibrant is Baker Street. Dotted with independent businesses, colourful houses and street art, this is a street that is very much alive. I can totally see it being a hotspot for outfit photos! You get bonus points if you can see all of the Sherlock Holmes references on the walls and in the business names.

Baker Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LH. See more photos of Baker Street here.

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3. The Albert Park Avenue of Trees, Middlesbrough

One of my favourite things about living in Middlesbrough was walking through Albert Park, especially in autumn, because the central avenue of trees leading to the fountain would look absolutely glorious. It's like a tunnel of green and gold, and makes the perfect spot for a quick snap (or a full blown photoshoot). This is probably one of my favourites on this list and it's definitely somewhere to go if you're looking for lots of character and depth.

Albert Park, Park Road North, Middlesbrough, TS1 3LB. See more photos of Albert Park here.

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4. Ropner Park Bandstand, Stockton-on-Tees

From one park to another now, with a particular favourite from my childhood. Ropner Park is a massive space with lots of places to get a good Insta shot, like by the Victorian fountain or down by the lake, but my choice is in or around the bandstand. It's a hotspot for wedding and engagement shoots, but it also looks pretty beautiful as a landscape, like you can see above.

Ropner Park, 30 Richmond Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 4DT. See more photos of Ropner Park here.

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5. Roseberry Topping, Middlesbrough

If we're talking about Tees beauty spots, we absolutely can't leave out one of the most dominating figures in our skyline - Roseberry Topping. It's pretty much a rite of passage that you walk up this hill as a Teessider, not just to get a bit of a workout, but to take in the views from the top too. Whether you take a photo of the hill itself or the amazing landscapes from the top, the images are guaranteed to be stunning.

Roseberry Topping, Middlesbrough, TS9 6QS. See more photos of Roseberry Topping here.

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6. Hart Sunflower Field, Hartlepool

This place became a viral sensation in 2020 and it's somewhere that really relies on it being summertime, but if you want some cute photos of your kids, some stunning outfit pictures or a burst of yellow on your Insta feed, head to Hart Sunflower Field in Hartlepool. There are hundreds of towering sunflowers to position yourselves in and get that perfect summer snapshot. Just be sure not to trample the flowers, please!

Butts Lane, Hart Village, Hartlepool, TS27 3AS. See more photos of Hart Sunflower Field here.

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7. Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

Hardwick Park is one of the most perfect places for a day out. You've got big, open, grassy spaces, a huge lake, lots of woodland areas and plenty of sculptures to find. It's the sort of place that you absolutely need to take your camera along to, whether you've got a shoot planned out or you manage to get close enough to the resident geese. It really is a gorgeous place and one that I recommend very highly!

Hardwick Park, A177, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 2DN. See more photos of Hardwick Park here.

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8. Blackhall Rocks, between Hartlepool and Horden

And last, but certainly not least, we've got a spot that's great for adventure photography. Technically, I don't think this place is really in Teesside, but it's a fantastic place with so much to discover. Blackhall Rocks is a beach, but it's not just any beach. It's lined with incredible caves and rock formations - it kind of looks like something from Indiana Jones! It's a truly breathtaking spot, so one that sits pretty highly in my books.

Blackhall Rocks Beach, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool, TS27 3AA. See more photos of Blackhall Rocks here.

So whether you're a Teesside local or someone who's visiting the area, make sure you take a trip to some of these spots in 2021 and grab a quick pic while you're there. And I'm sure that there are lots more beauty spots that I've missed from this post, so be sure to tell me your favourite Insta spots in Teesside in the comments.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of your photos!

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