Middlesbrough is visited by a growing number of visitors who are attracted to this industrial town on the River Tees by both business and leisure activities. Luckily, there are many hotels to suit a wide range of needs and preferences; there are world-class luxury hotels for the most discerning travellers, inexpensive yet decent hotels for a little bit more budget conscious visitors, and everything in between. Based on travellers’ reviews and ratings, and our own experience, TomahawkHotels recommends the following hotels:
Premier Inn Middlesbrough Central South. Premier Inn is always a good choice when you are looking for pocket-friendly accommodation but don’t want to give up comfort or good location. Like other Premier Inn hotels, the one in Middlesbrough has been built on an excellent location as the town centre is just a short walk away. Rooms and on-site facilities are basic and simple but there is everything you need to feel comfortable and enjoy your stay in Middlesbrough.
The Treebridge Hotel. This hotel is away from the hustle and bustle. It is located at the foot of the beautiful Cleveland Hills, halfway between Middlesbrough and the town of Stokesley both of which can be reached in no time via A172. The charming family run hotel is also very popular for weddings and business conferences.
Thistle Middlesbrough. A part of the Thistle Hotels’ chain, the Thistle Middlesbrough is the largest hotel in this part of Yorkshire, offering more than 130 rooms and as many as 17 meeting rooms which makes it one of the most popular venues for business conferences, meetings and similar events. The hotel, however, is also very popular with Middlesbrough visitors due to its tastefully decorated, well equipped and comfortable rooms, and excellent location providing easy access to the town centre.
What is today a thriving town with a population of over 170,000 (urban area) was in the early 19th century only a small farm with a total population of less than 30. It future growth - both economic and demographic - can above all be attributed to the nearby coal port on the Tees and later to the Teesport (about 3 miles from the town centre) which is the 3rd largest port in Britain. Economy of the town also relies heavily on the chemical, engineering and digital industry.
Things to See and Do in Middlesbrough
Visitors of Middlesbrough love to visit the town centre and its many shops, bars and restaurants. There are also many art galleries and museums, and lovely parks to get some fresh air and get away from the hustle and bustle. The town is of course also home to a number of landmarks and attractions, with some of the most popular ones being the Tees Transporter Bridge, Ormesby Hall, Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough Theatre and The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, to mention only a few.