The early history of Middlesbrough saw considerable influence by Anglo-Saxons, and later it became a home for Viking settlers. It wasn't until the 19th century that it saw a brisk population growth, and has become a vibrant town with a lively shopping district and fun nightlife. Home to about 142,000 people, Middlesbrough is the perfect place to stay while exploring the area with your hire car, and Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car hire in Middlesbrough is both easy and economical.
A great way to begin your visit here is by heading to the historical parts of Middlesbrough to experience the notable landmarks. Park your hire near the town centre, and explore the narrow streets lined with small historical shops and restaurants, then head to Acklam Hall, built 1680-83. This restored mansion was built by William Hustler and is currently used as a school. The Town Hall is an impressive structure currently used as a theatre.
For art and culture, head to Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art for a stunning collection of jewellery, ceramics and drawings. Workshops are also available! You can also visit the Dorman Museum and Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. The nightlife scene is thriving, with multiple venues like The Empire, Walkabout, and The Crown having featured International music acts. Sports enthusiasts can get their fix by taking in a game of rugby, football or speedway racing - all popular in Middlesbrough.
Being under an hour drive from several big cities makes Middlesbrough a perfect base for day trips. Simply plan which attractions you'd like to see and head off for a day packed with fun sightseeing before returning to this friendly English city.
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