When it comes to staycations in the UK, Middlesbrough is one of the top destinations. If you're staying at our Middlesbrough Serviced Apartments, we've got you covered with the most exciting things to do. For even more ideas on what to do during your stay, you can read our other Middlesbrough guide here.
Did you know that Middlesbrough Theatre was one of the first in England to be built after WWII? The Middlesbrough Youth Theater Company is currently housed in this 484-seater theatre. Check out their show list to find out what's going on, don't forget to catch a concert or two during your stay.
You'll definitely want to experience Middlesbrough's nightlife, just as you would in any other city. The Townhouse hosts a pop and indie disco on Tuesdays, where drinks start at £5.95 ($7.57) before midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Why not get your groove on at Middlesbrough's best club and strike up a conversation with some of the locals? The locals of Middlesbrough are famously friendly and will be more than happy to tell you more about the area.
Go shopping at the town's largest shopping centre. With over 60 shops to choose from, you're sure to find something you've been looking for. This shopping centre is perfect for finding a souvenir or two.
Roseberry Topping is famous for its distinctively crooked shape. The path to Roseberry Topping's summit is part of a larger reserve and is surrounded by a diverse range of species, interesting geology, and fascinating history. Depending on where you are in Middlesbrough, you can take any of the three routes.
The first path begins in Newton Wood, where you can see a beautiful Bluebell carpet at Cliff Ridge Wood, a popular spring route. If you enjoy hiking or trekking, this 7.5 mile (12 km) ascent from Great Ayton village green is for you. You can also learn more about Captain Cook's life here. Finally, for a shorter walk, you can take the path that starts at Great Ayton station. We recommend bringing water and binoculars to see the various forest birds that live in the scenic landscape. Make sure to wrap up warm during the current January weather.
Tees Transporter Bridge and Visitor Center
As you may or may not know, Middlesbrough is densely packed with modern and technical institutions. The Tees Transporter Bridge, the world's longest operational transporter bridge, is perhaps the most well-known of the city's attractions. The visitor's package will cost adults only £5 ($6.36). A guided tour on the top deck via an impressive glass lift or in a glass gondola above the river is included in the package. Children can get in for a slightly lower price of £3.50 ($3.50). We don't think you should leave Middlesbrough without visiting this attraction at least once!