Middlesbrough is iconic. It may only be a town, but the Riverside Stadium is a sporting Cathedral. It’s watched over by the giant towers of the famous Tees Transporter Bridge. In the heart of Middlesbrough, MIMA is a shimmering structure of glass and modern art. The North York Moors offer jaw-dropping views that stretch for an eternity. The food scene is propped up by a cheesy local delicacy but stretches into fine dining. Albert Road is a bustling underworld of night clubs. And that’s just the start. Stay with us at one of our Middlesbrough hotels for the perfect base to explore everything it has to offer.
Things to do in Middlesbrough
If you fancy some retail therapy while you’re here, you’re certainly not shy of options. The Hillstreet Shopping Centre is one of your main options in Middlesbrough town centre. It’s where you’ll find popular fashion options such as Primark, Debenhams and Monsoon. The Cleveland Centre is also in the town centre, and is where you’ll find Foot Locker, H&M, Lush and Topshop amongst others. And right in the heart of Middlesbrough is Captain Cook Square, which is home to Wilko, TK Maxx and the local Wetherspoons. On the northeast of the town centre, the Dundas Shopping Centre is great for independent shops. Last but not least, if you’re here on the last Saturday of the month, the Orange Pip Market takes over Baker Street, Bedford Street and Albert Road with delicious local food, drink, live music, arts and crafts.
If you’re driving to Middlesbrough, the town is well connected with the A19 running from north to south and the A66 going from east to west. Travel by train and you’ll arrive at Middlesbrough Railway Station north of the town centre and a five-minute walk from our Middlesbrough Town Centre hotel. Middlesbrough Bus Station is a major 25-stand terminal on Newport Road in the heart of the town centre. It’s served by Arriva North East and Stagecoach North East. Plus, National Express run regular services to London, Liverpool and Manchester.
Lastly, if you’re travelling from further afield, fly into the Durham Tees Valley Airport. The international airport does have its own train station, but there’s only one service per week, making it one of the least used railway stations in the country. Your best options for reaching the town centre is to hop aboard a bus or book one of the approved Middlesbrough taxi providers in the arrivals lounge.