A university city with a jaw-dropping arts scene and a dazzling selection of period Victorian buildings, take a look at Middlesbrough, the Tees Valley's famous birthplace of Captain James Cook. This character waterfront city along the River Tees has a rich engineering and shipbuilding history, still at its best in one of the country's top engineering university's - Teeside University with a campus in the heart of the city centre. Head down to the riverside and take a tour of Middlesbrough's iconic Transporter Bridge dating from 1911, designed to facilitate the passing of tall ships. A visitor centre also sits on the shoreline.
Whether you're visiting the university, looking for an arts rich base in the North East or stopping off on the Captain Cook Trail, browse our great choice of Middlesbrough accommodation here on Iknow. Premier modern art collections are on show in the funky glass fronted mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art with in-house art shop, cool cafe and roof top terrace with panoramic views of the city! See the Captain Cook collection at the explorer's birthplace museum in Middlesbrough just outside the city centre in the Marton area. Many of Cook's personal items are on display here.
Middlesbrough's live music and nightlife scene is renowned as one of the North East's best, boosted by its large student population. Checkout top Middlesbrough live music at the Town Hall and the Empire Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough is one of England's best cities to see municipal Victorian architecture at its best, from the magnificent central clock towered town hall and the old Empire music hall to the city's railway architecture and shop fronts.
Stay in Middlesbrough city centre and experience a superb shopping centre, mixing weekly themed outdoor markets with modern shopping centres and all your high street favourites. Whether you're on business or leisure in the city, or looking for a place to stay near the Riverside Stadium, browse our wide choice of Middlesbrough hotels and apartments. Book Middlesbrough accommodation online now.