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.
Middlesbrough’s vibrant history dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, when it was the site of an ancient chapel. Best known for its bridge building and engineering, one of the town’s most illustrious firms, Dorman Long, designed and built the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as Teesside’s very own single span marvel, the Newport Lifting Bridge, which was opened by the Duke of York in 1934. Transformed in the 1850s by the discovery of iron ore in the nearby Cleveland Hills, Middlesbrough was at the heart of Britain’s Industrial Revolution.