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Travelling around Middlesbrough

Travelling around Middlesbrough

Lying on the banks of the River Tees in the heart of the Tees Valley, Middlesbrough is surrounded by stunning countryside and sits between two of the North’s great historic towns, Durham and Whitby.

A must-see destination in its own right, this bustling town on England’s North East coast has a skyline dotted with architectural wonders, as magnificent and diverse as the Restoration mansion at Acklam Hall and the spectacular Tees Transporter Bridge, which echoes the town’s rich industrial past.  

Middlesbrough has excellent road and rail links to surrounding towns and villages. Arriva buses run a selection of routes in out of the town centre, with services to Whitby and Scarborough, as well as outlying areas like Guisborough and Staithes.

Couple on escalators shopping

If you’re after some retail therapy, Middlesbrough’s vibrant town centre is a shoppers’ paradise. Packed full of high street names and exclusive designer boutiques, you can shop ‘til you drop and then recharge at one of the town’s many bars and eateries.  

If you’re craving some culture, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art has some of the finest examples of the town’s art and craft from 1900 to the present day. Or, for you history buffs, there’s the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, telling the story of one of the world’s greatest maritime heroes, and one of Middlesbrough’s most famous sons.

Once the sun goes down, you can choose from a variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, with pan-cultural cuisine to please every palate, extravagant theatre productions, and some of the biggest names in showbiz appearing regularly at The Middlesbrough Empire.