If you're planning a staycation or a business trip to Middlesbrough, you're probably thinking about where to stay. While being in a hotel may be restful, there are times when you want to get away from the bustle of a hotel, which is why our serviced apartments are a perfect choice. Here are some reasons why you should stay in Middlesbrough if you prefer self-catering accommodation and ample living space.
1) Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Begin your journey in the heart of Middlesbrough at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, where you'll find sculptures, prints, and pictures on display. After your tour, stop into the Smeltry Cafe for a quick bite to eat.
2) Dorman Museum
The Dorman Museum is located on the opposite side of town, across Albert Park. The teal dome has been one of Middlesbrough's most recognisable features since its inauguration in 1904. Its lovely terracotta facade is equally as stunning, if not more so when lighted at night. It is truly a work of art, both inside and out.
3) The Tunnel Gallery
The Tunnel Gallery in Middlesbrough, similar to the Banksy tunnel in London, showcases works by various artists. Expect a new display every two months that will compel you to photograph it. It's great to know that it is open 24 hours a day, so you may come in whenever you want. Not only that, but don't you believe it makes public transportation less chaotic than usual?
4) Tees Transporter Bridge and Visitor Center
As you may or may not have seen, Middlesbrough is densely packed with contemporary and technical institutions. The Tees Transporter Bridge, the world's longest operational transporter bridge, is perhaps the most famous of its attractions. Adults will only need to pay £5 and children £3.50 for the visitor's package, including a guided tour on the top deck via the glass lift or in a glass gondola above the river. The bridge can easily be walked, or you can cycle the whole length.
5) Stewart Park
Instead of only having a picnic or strolling through the park, you can learn about Captain Cook's life at the famed Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. If that isn't your thing, you can go to the pets' area, where the park authorities look after various tamed llamas, goats, cattle, and other domesticated animals. Stewart Park offers outdoor table tennis and mini-golf to the park's visitors who enjoy sports. While you're there, take in the stunning garden scenery and a bite to eat at the restaurant.
6) Middlesbrough Theatre
Did you know that this theatre was one of the first to be built in England following WWII? Currently, the Middlesbrough Youth Theater Company performs in this 484-seater. View the schedule on their website to make sure you don't miss out on an event or two while you're there.
7) Cleveland Shopping Centre
Get some shopping done in the city's most prominent retail plaza, Cleveland Shopping Centre. With over 60 shops to pick from, you're bound to discover that one item of clothes you've been hunting for.