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    Park in front of MIMA

    by Airpunk Written Nov 13, 2008
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    The park in front of Middlebrough’s Institue of Modern Art (MIMA) is a modern facility with a lot of interesting sculptures to see. The most famous is “Bottle O’ Notes”, which is described in a separate tip.

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    Transporter Bridge

    by Airpunk Written Oct 18, 2008

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    Middlesborough’s Transporter Bridge is the town’s best-known landmark. Like Middlesbrough itself, it is a relic from the glorious industrial times. It was built in 1911 to connect Middlesbrough to the industrial areas on the nothern bank of the Tees river at Port Clarence. Transport bridges like these saw only a short period of prosper. Their limited capacity and their susceptibility to adverse weather conditions gave traditional bridges and advantage over this new construction. They are rarely new built and make only sense where a high ramp can not be built. Middlesbrough’s Transporter Bridge is only one of seven worldwide in use.
    The bridge is often closed on weekends or when special events like bungee jumping take place. The information center next to the bridge is only ocassionally open. It shows information about the bridge and some about Middlesbrough’s history.

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  • Day Trip to Whitby, North Yorkshire

    by jduck1979 Updated Jun 29, 2008
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    A day trip to the historic Fishing port / Seaside resort of Whitby is do-able in a day from Middlesbrough (come to think of it, a day trip to Middlesbrough is also do-able in a day if staying in Whitby).

    If you're driving, it takes around an hour along the A171 Moors road (depending what the traffic is like)

    Arriva Buses do a couple of services to Whitby....... the #93 / X93 to Scarborough (via Whitby) over the Moors road............ and the X56 which goes to Whitby via Guisborough Marketplace (as does the #93), but then uses the coast road, taking in Staithes, Runswick Bay, Lythe & Sandsend.

    Or you can just simply catch the train from Middlesbrough Station.

    For things to do in Whitby, check out it's own section (link below) on VirtualTourist.com, as this section's for things to do while in Middlesbrough, not things to do while in Whitby

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    GO WATCH A BORO MATCH!!

    by mickeyjane1 Written Sep 18, 2005

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    GO VISIT THE BORO, AT THE RIVERSIDE STADIUM...

    CURRENTLY, AS THIS IS WRITTEN WE ARE 8TH IN THE PREMIERSHIP, WITH PRICES STARTING AT £24 FOR ADULTS AND £15 FOR UNDER 16S OR OVER 65S.

    BEING IN THE PREMIERSHIP MEANS THAT YOU WILL SEE TWO QUALITY TEAMS PLAYING, SO DEFINITELY WOULD RECOMMEND ANY FOOTBALL FAN COMING TO SEE A GAME.

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    Visit the HMS Trincomalee

    by Tourtech Written Aug 17, 2005

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    this is an 18th century Frigate of the Royal Navy. It was built back in the times of Nelson. It was actually built in India, under the plans and supervision of the British Navy.
    It served for 47 years as a fully functional navy vessel and has basically been around the world. From India to the UK and as far south as the Falkland Islands. And this was done without engines of any kind, no electricity and by the power of the Wind.

    Once you tour the ship, you get a real sense of what it was like to live and work in the royal navy in the 18th century. It amazed us as to what the life and living conditions were like back then. It also proves that we are pampered in todays age of air conditioning and plumbing.

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    North Yorkshire National Park

    by cheekymarieh Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    Ford Across The Stream

    The National Park stretches from the southern suburbs of Middlesbrough out to the East Coast and almost to York.

    There is some spectacular scenery on the Moors and if you time it correctly in summer then you will see the beautiful purple heather in bloom. As well as the flora, there is also the spectacular coastal views. There are some of the highest cliffs around Boulby up towards Saltburn.

    Some of my personal favourite spots within the National Park include:

    Staithes ( it is quite a hike down to the harbour but well worth the effort). It is a quaint little fishing village.

    Helmsley and the nearby gothic Rievaulx Abbey.

    Whitby - see my page on Whitby for further details.

    There are many signposted hikes for the more energetic including the Cleveland Way. All walks within the area are well signposted.

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    Carlton In Cleveland

    by cheekymarieh Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    Carlton In Cleveland

    This is a picturesque village at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors. It is about 3 miles from neighbouring Stokesley. It is a perect spot to head from for walking trips up into the hills. It is well worth venturing up Carlton Bank to admire the spectacular views of the area. You may also manage to see some of the local gliders and hang gliders in action.

    It is well worth staying in the village to eat at The Blackwell Ox. The Thai dishes are well worth trying.

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    Tees Barrage

    by cheekymarieh Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    Canoe Slalom Course

    The barrage was designed and built to control the river’s flow and improve the water quality. The Tees now meets all regulations to comply with “European bathing quality standards” and has provided the opportunity to bring some water sports to the area. There is a purpose built white water course for canoeing and rafting – both for beginners and international competitors.

    If you are lucky you can see the barrage being opened to let the water flow through. At night it is illuminated.

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    River Tees Watersports Centre

    by cheekymarieh Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    River Tees

    The watersports centre is close to the Tees Barrage. The Tees now meets all regulations to comply with “European bathing quality standards” and so is clean enough to venture into. You still won't get me in that water - it might be clean but I bet its mighty cold!

    There is a purpose built white water course for canoeing and rafting – both for beginners and international competitors.

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    The transporter bridge.

    by fi_j_t Updated Feb 29, 2004

    One of only two of its type in the world and almost 100 years old, the transporter stands in a less than selubirous part of town but if you are in middlesbrough then it is probably one of the most famous land marks in the area. By night it is beautifully lit and by day when it is opperational you can take a trip accross the tees on it for only 50p

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    Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre

    by mickeyjane1 Updated Feb 14, 2004

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    as well as looking into the colourful history and heritage of Staithes itself, there is a tribute to the area's most famous son, Captain James Cook .

    Museum collections are : Maritime, Natural Sciences, Personalities and Social History.

    A complete recreation of Sanderson's shop, where a young Captain Cook was once an apprentice as well an enormous amount of information about the fishing and mining industries which were very important to Staithes, with its rich deposits of Alum, iron ore and potash

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    The Transporter Bridge

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 19, 2003

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    The Transporter Bridge spans the river Tees. Passengers and vehicles are lifted and transported in around 2 1/2 minutes across the river on a large platform suspended from an overhead gantry. It was the first working bridge of its kind in the country, now there are two and apparently only about 7 total in the world.

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    Middlesbrough Town Hall

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    Middlesbrough Town Hall is in the heart of the town, and is a major entertainments venue.

    It was built in a late Victorian Gothic style of architecture and still retains many of its original features. It stands in amongst the more modern designs of the town.

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    Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    Captain Cook Birthplace Museum sits on the site of Cook's birthplace in Marton which is on the outskirts of Middlesbrough.

    You can find it in the beautiful landscaped grounds of Stewart Park. Outside stands a traditionally carved Nootka totem pole from Canada which guards the entrance.

    Open Apr - Oct Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 5.30pm. Nov - Mar Tues - Sun 9.30 - 4.00pm

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    The Cleveland Centre

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    The Cleveland Centre has great shopping. There is a large variety of boutiques and eateries. Aside from the smaller retail stores, you will find larger chain stores like Dolcis, WH Smith, Boots, H Samuels, Top Shop, Clarks, Etam, Thorntons, the HMV Megastore, and Littlewoods

    Walkways lead out to the High Street where there are other well known stores. There is a replica of Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour, hanging from the ceiling.

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