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Middlesbrough Travel Guide, United Kingdom

Middlesbrough, UK - Overview

Middlesbrough is a small town in Tees Valley, England. It is the most populous settlement in the borough of Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough is a largest town of the area in terms of population. Middlesbrough is neighbored by other boroughs like Eston, Normanby, South Bank, Ormesby and Redcar and Cleveland.  

The town of Middlesbrough is thought not to have much history. In 1853, Middlesbrough appointed a mayor and councilors. Bolckow was appointed as a first mayor of Middlesbrough.

 In 1876,   Middlesbrough was incorporated as a parliamentary borough and became county borough in 1888. In the 1900s, the town of Middlesbrough experienced unparallel growth.  Many developmental projects were started, which resulted into the growth and job opportunities for many people.  Middlesbrough was regarded as an industrial town. It produced steel, chemical, fertilizer and garments.

The town of Middlesbrough is served by many transportations facilities like railway, public transport, metro buses and private cars. Two main train services are Transpennine Express and Northern Rail. These train services provide direct services to other cities of UK like Manchester, London and York.

Middlesbrough is also considered as a biggest shopping district in Tees Valley. There are many shopping centers, plazas and shops that provide you with the best shopping experience. Some of the major shopping centers in Middlesbrough are Cleveland Shopping Centre, Dundas Shopping Arcade, Captain Cook Square and Hill Street Shopping Centre.

Middlesbrough is also famous for its sights and attractions.  There are two recreational parks like Stewart Park and Albert Park. The monuments of cultural attractions are Dorman Memorial Museum, Captain Cook Birthplace Museum and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

Middlesbrough also has University of Teesside, which is a largest educational institute in the area. The University of Teesside dates back to 1930. The University of Teesside is an internationally recognized institute for Science and Technology, Computer games, Information technology, Arts and Media, Social Care, Health and Social Sciences.

Middlesbrough also offers nightlife entertainment opportunities to the people of all ages. There are many nightclubs, bars, lounges, pubs, restaurants, comedy clubs, theaters and world class hotels. Some of the most popular venues in Middlesbrough are The Empire, Cineworld cinema, Showcase Cinema, Cornerhouse.

Major hotels in Middlesbrough are White House Hotels, Baltimore Hotel, Grey House Hotel, The Blue Bell Lodge, Newlands Lodge and Marton Hotel & Country Club.

Football is the favorite sport of Middlesbrough.  Some of the most popular stadiums are Cleveland Park Stadium, Riverside Stadium and Millennium Stadium. These stadiums host a number of sports and sporting events every year.


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