Middlesbrough is the city in the heart of the Tees Valley.

Our people are proud and resilient. We have a workforce that is home to some of the most progressive animation and digital agencies in the UK that have an international client base. Our iron and steel has been used to build some of the world’s most iconic structures including Sydney Harbour Bridge and New Zealand’s Auckland Bridge.

Our extensive green spaces and parks are perfect for adventure filled family days out, and our post-industrial architecture tells of Middlesbrough’s impressive iron and steel heritage, and the famous blue Transporter Bridge is a must-see.

Transporter BridgeTransporter Bridge

Whether you fancy a great night out with friends filled with vibrant bars with a mix of music, afternoon teas, and dancing into the small hours, or a romantic evening with specialist cocktails, fine dining and sumptuous surroundings, Middlesbrough has it for you.

Our food and drink scene is ever-expanding and new concept bars and artisan food and drink ideas continue to be warmly welcomed into the local foodie scene along with local entrepreneurs who have brought their own twist to the dining experience which can be experienced at The Zetland, Acklam Hall and The Vine.

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We have one of the oldest and most beautiful clubs in the country that continues to be a top choice for touring musicians – The Empire is housed next door to our stunning Grade II listed Town Hall which recently underwent a £7million transformation project which has restored the building back to its original grandeur. It’s where you’ll find some of the most famous comedians in the land setting up stage including Sarah Millican, Russell Brand and Michael McIntyre. International music stars such as Take That perform at The Riverside Stadium, home to our mighty Middlesbrough Football Club.

Pop up art exhibitions, secret gigs and open mic nights happen each week so there’s always something on the calendar to choose from.

We are home to Olympians and athletes and have excellent sports facilities from swimming and tennis, to squash, athletics and various cycling and walking routes are in abundance in and around the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside that fringes much of Middlesbrough.

There’s always plenty of fun for families to enjoy from trips to the farm to full days out at local parks and museums.

Mela, Albert ParkMela, Albert Park

Come and visit us for a weekend or longer and stay in one of our central hotels which are close to the railway station and bus station as well as many bars, shops, salons, cafés and restaurants.

Middlesbrough is also the perfect base to explore the wider Tees Valley. Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees are all easily accessible via public transport and via the A19 and A66 road routes from Middlesbrough.