Middlesbrough travel guide


Middlesbrough travel guide

Middlesbrough is a large town in the North East of England with a population of 150,000 people. Since its origins as a coal port in 1829, it has been an industrial centre that flourished significantly in the nineteenth century.

If you plan to visit this lovely town, why not stay at our Luxury Serviced Apartments? Meanwhile, let's find out more about this historic town. 

Middlesbrough was part of a new county, Cleveland, from 1974 to 1996; after that, Cleveland was disbanded, and Middlesbrough was reassigned to North Yorkshire. Middlesbrough is controlled by a "unitary authority" rather than a County Council. 

Getting around


The NCP car park beneath the Dundas Mall is a large car park with plenty of open spaces. However, because NCP privately owns the parking park, the fees are high!

There are other parking options such as:

  • Captain Cook Square Car Park

  • Middlesbrough Leisure Park (near the Cineworld cinema) 

  • Cleveland Centre

  • A small car park on Burton Street 


Albert Park and Stewart Park are two significant parks in Middlesbrough.

Off Linthorpe Road, Albert Park is a beautiful Victorian landscaped park approximately a mile south of the town centre. The Cenotaph, which is placed in a square defined by the park, the Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, and Park Road North, is the main way to get in. Park Road South and Park Vale Road are the park's additional borders. Wide paved walkways run north-south and east-west, splitting the park into four quadrants. 

You will find bowling greens and tennis courts in the park's northeast corner. You will also find a stunning boating lake and children's play facilities in the southwest quarter. A vast open area in the southeast quarter is ideal for all ball games with the kids. 

There are further open areas in the northeast quadrant and even an old roller rink. You will find a bronze monument of Middlesbrough's most famous citizen, star football player and controversial football team manager Brian Clough, standing in the park's centre, at the intersection of the major walkways.

Stewart Park is more rural, having been built on what was previously the town's outskirts at Marton Road and Ladgate Lane. It looks more of a botanical garden than an urban park with extensive walkways winding through trees, across wooden bridges, and other features. The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is now the most well-known attraction in the area. The park's northern part contains an open-air zoo with predominantly small animals and birds, including kiwis on occasion. This is the perfect place to have a summer picnic!

If you're making a trip to Middlesbrough anytime soon, check-in with Dream Apartments for serviced accommodation in a central location. Book in advance directly through our website and save 10%! We hope to see you very soon. 

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