Billingham is a town that lies in the county of Durham, in the north east of England. The town gained prominence due to the chemical factories that operated out of the area, especially during the two world wars. The modern day town has two major parts, one of which is Old Billingham. This section of the town runs from the village green up to the old ICI factory. The rest of the area, with planned estates, makes up the remainder of the town. The Billingham Beck Valley Country Park, a major landmark, is a national reserve and was constructed on a former industrial waste-dump. With its diverse culture and rich history, Billingham has distinct character, which is further reflected through its combination of the historical and the modern.
Billingham is home to a variety of businesses including kitchen design company, M&R Interiors. Many accounting firms and financial institutions also have serviced offices in the area. Builders & building material suppliers are also based in Billingham along with design houses like BoshCreative. There are many marketing consultants and business advisors in the town along with website development firms and manufacturing companies.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you enjoy entertainment you can choose from a number of options. The Forum offers an opportunity to enjoy classical theatre and live acts while the nearest cinema is Showcase, in nearby Stockton-on-Tees, where moviegoers can look forward to the latest blockbusters. Billingham has plenty of variety for diners with Mohujos offering Mexican food and Chinese food being served up at The Great Wall. There are many classic and authentic British restaurants in Billingham, including The Owington Farm and Toby Carvery.
The town is connected by bus, coach, and other road transport services via the A19, which links to Sunderland. The Durham Coast Line provides railway access via Billingham Railway Station and makes the town accessible for commuters from Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Durham Tees Valley Airport is the nearest international air-link, with Newcastle Airport also within easy reach.