Destination guide

The theatrical city of Middlesbrough awaits you

Come and experience Middlesbrough and its theatre scene, museums and entertainment. This welcoming and walkable city entices travellers with its sporting events and parks. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Middlesbrough

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Middlesbrough a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Teesside Autodrome (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Wild Animal Adventures (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Billingham Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Middlesbrough Golf Club (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Butterfly World (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Middlesbrough

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Middlesbrough is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Albert Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Stewart Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Ropner Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Preston Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Seaton Carew Beach (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Middlesbrough

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 51.8 mi (83.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Middlesbrough Station, James Cook Station and South Bank Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Middlesbrough?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 540 holiday lettings around Middlesbrough. From 373 cabins to 44 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Middlesbrough?

There's nothing as tranquil as escaping to the country. Think relaxing walks in nature, quaint local pubs and stargazing from your patio at night. Yes please! HomeAway has 144 countryside holiday properties in this destination. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has loads more options to investigate, including:

  • 82 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 52 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 39 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Middlesbrough in a large group?

Nothing compares to reuniting with old work friends or spending a few nights with your beloved relatives in a marvellous new locale. And the best thing is HomeAway has options to suit you. House holiday rentals are the leading choice here for big groups of travellers. Our global database currently has 42 available. If you're travelling in a large group, the rental options that can meet your needs include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 184 properties to rent just right for that size. Stay a night from just £45.
  • Require a place for 5 guests? We have 75 that will serve you well. You can get one for as low as £45 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with 8 guests? We have 63 accommodation for rent that will be perfect. Prices begin at just £44 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your sister and all your mates to Middlesbrough.