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It is worth considering car hire; Middlesbrough is a great base from which to visit some of the highlights of the region...
There are plenty of things to see in the town as well as some interesting local cuisine. Parmo, a local deep-fried delicacy, is particularly recommended as something for visitors to try.
Middlesbrough has seen great deal of regeneration recently, such as Middlehaven Waterfront, an award-winning development with shops, bars, hotels and homes on the former docks. Centre Square is another example, as the modernised square now hosts many live-music and big-screen events. It is also home to the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, which is an innovative new gallery.
Middlesbrough's most iconic sight is the Transporter Bridge. Painted bright blue, it carries cars and people across the River Tees and Middlesbrough car hire provides the perfect opportunity to cross this amazing bridge. A more modern symbol of the town is the Psyche Department Store. Open since 1982, it has won the 'best store of the year' award several times.
A visit to the historic Middlesbrough Football Club is also interesting as it gives an insight into the town's passion for the game. Younger visitors to Middlesbrough might enjoy Prissick Skating Plaza, which welcomes skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders.
The town is only 14 miles from Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME), making it an ideal place to rent a car in Middlesbrough. You can collect your rented vehicle at one of the convenient locations in and around downtown Middlesbrough.
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When you book a hire car, Middlesbrough becomes so much more than an interesting town...
With a set of wheels at your disposal and the open road beckoning you, it's only your sense of adventure that can dictate how far you can travel. Of course, it's worth seeing everything that Middlesbrough has to offer, but you should consider exploring some of the surrounding areas to really get to grips with life in the north east of England.
A car is ideal for exploring the surrounding countryside. One of the most famous patches of England's green and pleasant land is the North York Moors National Park, which is a short distance by road from Middlesbrough. Though the wild landscape of moorland, with its purple heather and hills that look like sea swells, is famed, the area is also packed with beaches, coastal villages, steam railway stations, petting farms, adventure centres, museums and stately homes. You could easily spend your entire holiday being wooed by the charms of this stunning national park by the sea.
Falling just within the boundary of the North York Moors National Park and a 30-minute drive from Middlesbrough is Roseberry Topping, a famous local beauty spot which is worth visiting. The distinctive hill draws active types looking for a bracing walk.
From Middlesbrough, visitors can also access the Cleveland Way, which is a 109-mile scenic trail. The trail runs from the Yorkshire seaside town of Filey (a 90-minute drive south of Middlesbrough) up the coast and around the northern edge of the national park, where it terminates in Helmsley. Use your hire car to access as much or as little of the famous walk as you can. On the Cleveland Way you can discover the rock pools of the coast, meander through destinations such as Whitby and Scarborough, and learn more about the history and heritage of Yorkshire and County Durham. You won't be disappointed.