Living in Middlesbrough

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Life in Middlesbrough, a rural town just south of the River Tees, is perfectly suited to those with a love for the arts and a penchant for exploring. 

A town situated in North Yorkshire; Middlesbrough is one of the more popular cities in North East England – boasting the region’s fourth busiest railway station – with our new homes in Middlesbrough being some of our most sought-after. 

A town where you’re never lost for things to do, in Middlesbrough, there’s always something exciting going on. 

Read on if you’d like to know what some of the more popular events in Middlesbrough are.

The Many Art Events in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is, in part, known for having one of the more unconventional art scenes in the North East. 

Alongside the grandiose art venues you’d expect from a town this big – like the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art – Middlesbrough is also home to galleries that are literally located on railway platforms. 

The Platform A Gallery is a contemporary art space that’s housed at the town’s Central Middlesbrough Railway Station. Sitting at the end of platform one, the gallery has become well known for exhibiting a diverse array of artwork, each of which challenges conventions in their own way. 

Middlesbrough also hosts the celebrated Art Weekender Festival – the largest annual contemporary arts festival in the North East. 

A celebration of all things that challenge perceptions, the Middlesbrough Art Weekender Festival is a staple of Middlesbrough’s cultural calendar. 

There’s also the Middlesbrough Mela Festival, which showcases the work of some of the finest artisans in the area – with excellent crafts stalls, fashion stalls, great food, and live music making up this wonderful event, it is little wonder that many are willing to travel far and wide in order to attend. 

Leisure & Entertainment in Middlesbrough

The town’s two main theatres can be found at Middlesbrough Town Hall. 

There’s the main concert hall, which can be found upstairs, and features a proscenium stage and exemplifies the best of Victorian architecture. 

Then there’s the slightly smaller concert hall, which is situated downstairs and is appropriately called the Middlesbrough Crypt. 

Middlesbrough also has a number of leisure and retail parks, including the Middlesbrough Leisure Park, which is ideally situated near the town centre and features a golf shop, a cinema, several restaurants, as well as a gym. 

There’s also Teeside Park, which boasts a cinema, a bowling alley and houses several retailers.  

Then there’s Captain Cook Square which not only has a mini-golf course and a go-karting track under its roof, but a bowling alley, several e-sports activities, and a number of popular retailer brands too. 

Aside from the aforementioned Teeside Park and Captain Cook Square, other popular shops in Middlesbrough include the Cleveland Centre, Dundas and Hill Street. 

Schools in Middlesbrough

There are eight secondary schools and 41 primary schools in Middlesbrough including the famous Northern School of Art – one of the best secondary schools in Middlesbrough, and the North East as a whole, for budding creatives. 

The town also has a number of public and private special and alternative schools too. 

Middlesbrough is also home to the highly acclaimed Teeside University. 

Public Transport in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough’s excellent transport links make living in Middlesbrough a natural choice for those needing to commute often. 

From the town’s main railway station, travellers can catch a direct service to London King’s Cross that takes a little over three hours.  

Regular services are also offered to other UK hotspots including destinations like Manchester, Liverpool Lime Street, Leeds, York, Redcar Central, Thornaby, Sunderland, Darlington, Whitby, and Newcastle. 

If you are interested in any of our new homes in Middlesbrough - whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move with one of our great schemes, such as part exchange – please get in touch.