Middlesbrough Travel Guide

  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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Middlesbrough Things to Do

  • Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

    We paid a visit to Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge. We had a two minute river crossing on the bridge's 'gondola' which began on the Middlesbrough side of the River Tees to Port Clarence's side. The bridge fully operational most of the day and carries vehicles and passengers across the river every 15 min. It can carry up to approximately 300...

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  • Transporter Bridge Visitors Centre

    After having a ride across the River Tess on the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge we had a look round The Visitors Centre which was opened in 2000 by Fred Dibnah.The Visitors Centre has a small exhibition about the bridge including The Grand Opening of the Bridge where social dignitaries from civic and industrial services were invited. It was...

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  • Stewart Park

    It's been a while since I've been there (probably 1991 when my Mum was still allowed to drive), but Stewart Park in the Marton area of Middlesbrough has long been one of the best places to visit in the area.One of the favourite things I remember about it is the pets corner (I guess a sort of Miniature zoo is the best description)..... and it...

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Middlesbrough Restaurants

  • Breakfast, coffee and authenticity

    A really authentic place where Middlesbrough’s working population comes in for breakfast and lunch. I don’t know how good a german tourist carrying some luggage fitted in between some construction workers taking their brake. And at the moment I ordered my coffee black, I was stared at as if I just arrived from Jupiter. At least, the place was quite...

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  • dont forget to have a middlesbrough...

    so much choice, for all tastes and quite reasonable although i put the main theme American the food ranges from Italian, Seafood and also local dishes aswell such as Whitby fish and Boro Parmo. Aswell as being very modern and really great staff. boro parmo and the burgers are my favourites the parmo is an escalope of pork or chicken covered in...

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  • Central Park

    This is often packed on a weekend and it is advisable to book in advance (though they will only take bookings for four and upwards). You will see some of the Middlesbrough players in here from time to time. Vegetarian fajitas are excellent as are the pizzas and pasta dishes. For me there is too much to chose from! If you have a starter I suggest...

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Middlesbrough Nightlife

  • There are always plenty of pubs.

    There are plenty of pubs everywhere in the UK. I visited a lot of them while there - whether it was for lunch, dinner or just a drink with the 'natives'. They are so great (compared to the Aussie/kiwi pubs). They are old, cosy and have real atmosphere (well the majority anyway). I can't remember all that I checked out but I'm told that these were a...

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  • The Dickens Inn

    A very busy pub in the 'student sector' of middlesbrough, although it is very popular with normal people as well. the place to meet at the beginning of an evening. often hosts live bands during the week either in the main bar or in the upstairs bar that sometimes has a late licence. good during the summer 'cos you can sit outside and they sometimes...

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  • Rob47's Nightlife Tip

    THIS TOWN IS FULL OF HALF NAKED WOMEN ON A FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS......THE PLACE IS BUZZIN......CLICK ON THE GIRL.....SHE WILL GIVE YOU THE EYE.....

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Middlesbrough Transportation

  • The train station...

    Although Middlesbrough’s rise came with the train line, Middlesbrough’s importance as a train station is only minimal. The station is as old as 1830, but the current building is from 1877. Today, only Manchester (including Manchester Airport), York, Newcastle and some nearby places are well served. The train station is open from 05:30 to 23:30...

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  • By coach to Middlesbrough

    The coach is the most convenient way to get to Middlesbrough. The large coach station is well served by several lines from National Express and other companies. The two-floor station is clean and monitored by CCTV. In the lower floor, there is also a fast food restaurant. The coach station is located to the west of the city center, in walking...

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  • Middlesbrough Railway Station

    Middlesbrough has it's own Railway Station, and from what I can make out it is served by both NORTHERN RAIL + TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS.Northern Rail appear to do 2 routes to / from Middlesbrough.........1) The Esk Valley Line that runs from Middlesbrough to Whitbyhttp://www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/2) A route that goes from Saltburn, through Redcar,...

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Middlesbrough Shopping

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    by uglyscot Written Jun 3, 2011

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    We wanted to don some shopping so ended up in the shopping centre in Middlesbrough. There are the usual high street stores , but also some less well known chains. Parking was not so easy but we found a car park that did lead to the mall.
    The children were particularly taken by a shop making drinks from well-known chocolate bars : Mars, Galaxy and oreos.

    Children with drinks pedestrian area The Main Street

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Middlesbrough Local Customs

  • DORMAN LONG (CORUS)

    Dorman Long (now known as Corus) was a major steel making company based in Teesside in the North East of England. The plant in it’s heyday stretched from Redcar to Middlesbrough with the main train network of the area going straight through the plant. Usually as you passed by on the train you could see the melted steel being taken from the furnaces...

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  • Middlesbrough Mela

    In Mid July there is a Asian arts and culture festival with many smaller events and a large concert in Albert Park. There are several stages set up with a variety of music and dancing exhibits. There is also ‘Bhangra Night’ a festival of sports which centres on the visual arts.

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  • Weather

    Winters tend to be long and tough while Spring comes late and only lasts a short while. Summer temperatures are generally cool to mild. On the plus side, the annual rainfall is amongst the lowest in the country which is thanks largely to the county sitting in the lee ('rain shadow') of the Pennine uplands.

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Middlesbrough Warnings and Dangers

  • Stay alert

    Middlesbrough has a bit of a reputation for crime, so if you do decide to visit this place (and there are some good things about the place) it pays to use some common sense......... like if you have to take a camera with you, take a compact camera you can hide away in your pocket until needed... rather than something like a flashy larger camera...

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  • If you are driving, look out...

    If you are driving, look out for speed cameras because this police authority gets to keep the fines. Fact !Some cameras are fixed (painted yellow these days ) some are set up next to an unmarked police van and there are lots of police cars roaming around.So if you see warning signs of speed cameras.....SLOW DOWN.

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  • The Accent

    Understanding the accent in this part of the world is sometimes a challenge. Get them to speak slower and you will have better luck. They have some interesting little sayings like 'don't you know' and the end of their statements.

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Middlesbrough Tourist Traps

  • Bottle of Notes

    This sculpture is located in Russell Street, Central Gardens. It is Middlesbrough’s largest and most controversial public sculpture. You maybe can't tell by looking at it but it pays tribute to the town’s most famous citizen, Captain James Cook, the area’s proud iron and steel foundry skills and the cultural changes that are now occurring within...

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  • Signs

    Some clown had moved all the signs in the city centre. The arrow towards the tourist information pointed at different directions every time I saw one. So whatever you do, DON'T follow the signs! Bring a map! Move the signs again so that they are pointing in the right directions again!

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  • 'Can I borow some change for...

    'Can I borow some change for the bus, I am homeless and have been offered a place in a hostel so long as I get there, look, here's the address' This is just one of the many excuses that people use to get money out of you.. there are also buskers, who are generally harmless, and beggers, who call out 'can you spare any change' as you walk past.....

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Middlesbrough What to Pack

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    YOU WONT NEED YOUR PC.....YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY TO WRITE ABOUT WHEN YOU GET HOME........... LOADS TO DO.

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  • Packing List

    Warm clothes just in case.....can get cold up here but we are used to it. aspirin.......you WILL have a hangover ! Plenty of cash because you will be buying my beer.....

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Middlesbrough Off The Beaten Path

  • The LAKE DISTRICT

    The Lake District National Park covers an area of around 885 square miles. It is the biggest of 11 national parks which found in England and Wales. You will find over 1,800 miles of footpaths winding through some of Britain's most gorgeous countryside. Wordsworth and Ruskin used the area's natural beauty to provide inspiration for their works. With...

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  • Durham Cathedral

    This is a magnificent Norman Cathedral and one of the best in Europe. Built in 1093, it is the shrine of St Cuthbert and together with Durham Castle, is a World Heritage Site. The tower was rebuilt between 1465 and 1490. During the Reformation the inside of the Cathedral was damaged quite significantly. A large part of the woodwork was destroyed by...

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  • COUNTY DURHAM

    County Durham is part of the ancient Northern Kingdom of Northumbria which is the border area between England and Scotland. For many centuries, the county was ruled by vice-regal Prince Bishops who made a key contribution to the area's exceptional history. County Durham is a blend of Christian, social and industrial heritage and has some of...

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Middlesbrough Sports & Outdoors

  • Middlesbrough - League Cup Winners 2004

    A visit to the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough to watch the local Premier Division team is highly recommended. There is a great deal on talent currently on display on match days.I have been a season ticket holder at the club since 1981 when I was just a child. I've rarely missed a home game since and have seen Middlesbrough play in three...

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  • Riverside Stadium

    The stadium of Middlesbrough FC is located at the river - hence the name ;-) It looks quite fancy from the outside even though it's located in kind of a rough area of town. But then again all English stadiums that I have seen look very fancy .. even the ones of the smaller clubs! It's incredible how much money English Football teams must have!Marie...

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  • Luggage storage – forget it!

    Unfortunately, Middlesbrough has no luggage storage facilities. None at the coach station, none at the train station, none at the shopping mall. The only people willing to keep an eye on my luggage were the friendly people at the Dorman Museum while I was visiting the exhibition. But please, do not use the museum as a cloakroom!

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  • The Bottle Of Notes....

    The Bottle Of Notes is one of Middlesbrough's newest landmarks and is already staking a claim to fame. It's an urban sculture of a bottle, the framework and interior of which contain samples of "notes" (diary entries) written by Captain James Cook..It can be found in front of the new law courts.

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  • Riverside Stadium

    Visit the Cellnet Riverside Stadium - if you're a football fan. The team are currently in the Premier Division. Stars on show at the moment include England internationals Gareth Southgate and Ugo Ehiogu, Slovkian international Szilard Nemeth, Aussie internationals Mark Schwarzer & Tony Vidmar, Cameroon internationals Geremi & Joseph Desire Job and...

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