Middlesbrough, UK, is a large city that flourished from the Industrial Revolution, and it is now a prosperous urban area with a number of cultural attractions as well as historical buildings. Visitors can enjoy art exhibitions, live music performances and theatrical productions, sporting events and walking tours of the Victorian landscape. Those looking for nightlife will certainly enjoy the central Captain Cook Square, especially during holidays and when university classes are in session.
- Albert Park
- Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
- Acklam Hall
- Attend annual music events like Middlesbrough Music Live (June)
- Watch championship football at Riverside Stadium
- Explore the open-air zoo and Captain Cook Birthplace Museum at Stewart Park
Compared to many other areas of the UK, Middlesbrough enjoys a rather dry climate, receiving about 64 cm of rain annually. Summers are mild with highs reaching 17-20°C from June through August, and winters are cold with lows of 1°C and occasional freezes.
Getting There & Around
The Durham Tees Valley Airport is only 20 km from Middlesbrough, and there are larger international airports in Leeds and Manchester. The town is located where A19 and A66 intersect, and you can drive there within an hour from York, Newcastle or Sunderland. There are numerous coach buses and trains that travel to Middlesbrough from major UK cities and most international airports.
The only public transportation available in Middlesbrough is by bus; parking is pricey.
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