Middlesbrough is a town that is really transforming itself, committed to innovative and world class regeneration.
From the £500m development at Middlehaven to the stunning iconic mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) and Centre Square. Cleveland College of Art and Design was also recently voted best Art and Design College in the country.
Middlesbrough's economy continues to expand and evolve. The town is borrowing skills and tools from its industrial past to grow new sectors and reposition itself as a leading centre for digital technology and renewable energy.
Middlesbrough has a well deserved reputation for a vibrant nightlife, great live music scene and world class events.
The Digital City project is creating the most vibrant digital hub in the UK, right here in Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough hosts one of the biggest and most spectacular multi-cultural celebrations in the North East and is also home to a thriving LGBT scene.
Middlesbrough has a world class and innovative education programme, pursuing excellence in schools and colleges and university education.
Middlesbrough is a Beacon Council for tackling climate change and one of only four Environment Cities in the country and contrary to the popular image of heavy industry, Middlesbrough is principally a service economy.
Middlesbrough achieved Fairtrade Town status in March 2007 promoting social justice for producers in developing countries, and demonstrating Middlesbrough's commitment to global issues. Look for Fairtrade venues and events throughout the year.
Middlesbrough's cardiac team is rated as being one of the top three in the world, the choice of hospitals available to patients in Middlesbrough is above the national average and there's a better chance of seeing a dentist.
In 1800, the town of Middlesbrough did not exist, it was a farm with a small agricultural community of 25 people. Yet by the end of the nineteenth century it was a booming iron and steel town. In 2011, our beloved Transproter Bridge celebrates its centenary.
Middlesbrough continues to progress and expand with innovative regeneration plans. With world-class developments such as Middlehaven underway, and new projects such as Temenos in the pipeline, Middlesbrough has set its sights on an exciting and unique future.
With an extremely rich history of Royal visits and celebrations at our key developments.
Shopping and leisure
With an extremely strong retail offer, buzzing nightlife, 5 green flag park awards and our proximity to breathtaking coast and country, Middlesbrough offers the best of all worlds.
Let off steam on the terraces at the Riverside Stadium, cheering on Championship team Boro. The Club has enjoyed more success than any other club outside English football's so-called 'big four'.