Redcar and Cleveland Borough

Saltburn Cliff Lift 

Redcar and Cleveland, with a population of nearly 140,000, can boast a number of major attractions reflecting the county’s historic and industrial heritage, and its stunning scenery from coast to countryside. 

East along the coast sits Boulby Cliff, the highest seaward cliff on the east coast, and part of the Cleveland Way. Nearby is the village of Skinningrove, which is home to the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum.

There are many small villages and towns sited among what was a rich seam of ironstone. During this time, Saltburn became a Victorian spa town and it remains one of the area’s top tourist destinations with Britain's oldest remaining water balanced cliff lift. Further back in time, the remains of Guisborough Priory and artefacts from a Saxon Princess on display at Kirkleatham Museum provide a fascinating insight from people of this period. 

Redcar, with its newly established sea front, maintains its strong fishing heritage and is home to the world’s oldest lifeboat. New developments throughout the town include a multi-million pound Leisure & Community Heart, the Beacon, which is the vertical pier, and Tuned In!, a place for young people to develop their creativity.  The Palace Hub and its gallery offer space for creative businesses and a place for artists to display their work.

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