Middlesbrough is one of the top locations of choice when it comes to staycations in the UK. If you're planning a mid-week stay at our Middlesbrough Serviced Apartments, we've got you covered with the most exciting things you can do during your time here. Just in case you missed it, we have a Part 1 Guide available with even more ideas to fill your itinerary.
1) Middlesbrough Theatre
Did you know that this theatre was one of the first in England to be built following the Second World War? This 484-seater is currently home to the excellent Middlesbrough Youth Theater Company. Check out their website to see what's happening, and don't miss out on catching a concert or two while you're there.
2) The Townhouse
You'll undoubtedly want to sample the nightlife in Middlesbrough, just as you would in any other area. At The Townhouse, there's a pop and indie disco on Tuesdays, and drinks start at £5.95 ($7.57) before midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Get your groove on at Middlesbrough's trendiest club and get chatting to some of the locals. Who knows, you might find a reason to return?
Get some shopping done in the town's largest shopping centre. With over 60 boutiques to pick from, you're bound to discover that one thing you've been hunting for quite some time.
4) Roseberry Topping
Visitors are drawn to Roseberry Topping because of its distinctively flawed form. The route to Roseberry Topping's summit is part of a bigger reserve and is surrounded by a variety of species and interesting geology, as well as a captivating history. You can take any of the three routes depending on where you are in Middlesbrough.
The first path starts in Newton Wood, where you can see a lovely Bluebell carpet at Cliff Ridge Wood, a popular route in the spring. Take this 7.5 mile (12 km) ascent from Great Ayton village green if you enjoy hiking or trekking. You can also view and learn more about Captain Cook's life here. Finally, for a shorter walk, you can park your car and follow the path that begins at Great Ayton station. It is recommended that you bring water and binoculars so you can see the various forest birds that dwell in the wide picturesque landscape.
5) Temenos / Riverside Stadium
The Temenos structure cost £2.7 million to build and is well worth a visit if you are in the region.
Temenos is directly close to the Riverside Stadium on the banks of the River Tees, so you might combine a brief visit to Temenos with a stroll around the stadium, where you'll see sculptures of some of the greats, the Boro Brick wall, and even the gates from the Boro's first home - Ayresome Park.