go shopping - Middlesbrough is quite good for stores selling urban designer wear. Start with Psyche
Award winning store slleing not only collections by leading designers, but also it's own award winning range of in-house designs.
Stocks Hugo Boss, D&G, Nicole Fahri, Dries Van Noten, Ted Baker, French Connection, E-Play and Psyche.
This museum marks the site of Captain Cook's birthplace in Marton which is on the outskirts of Middleborough. The museum is in a lovely landscaped Stewart Park.
It gives a good idea of Cook's life from the boyhood and his early days in Great Ayton, Staithes and Whitby, to manhood and his three great voyages.
The house is a National Trust Property.
It was a family home and here you can see how the Pennyman's lived in the hall over the last three centuries.
You can find out more about the 'Wicked Sir James Pennyman' and how he gambled away the family fortune which bankrupted the estate in the 18th century.
There are 6 acres of gardens - with tours around them each month.
The only old church building which I saw in the town center is this neogothic stucture. I can’t remember anything about this building, not even its name….
As Stoker wrote, ' It is a most noble ruin, of immense size, and full of beautiful and romantic bits '
The Whitby Synod was held here in 664 AD to decide whether Christianity was going to follow the Roman tradition or the Celtic...the rest is history.
Spooky and Old
Trampolining! Next to the Ice Rink in front of the library - great for kids - bring your own or borrow some.
Outdoor Ice Skating, under the crisp blue winter skies, with your favourite dancefloor hist booming over the PA!
go shopping - Middlesbrough is a pretty good place for urban designer wear.
Good range of shops, both chain stores and local specialists.
go white water rafting!
It's great fun - and you don't need any experience!