Romantic Adventures in Hidden Middlesbrough

Discover romance in Middlesbrough, where every moment feels like a fairytale.

22 April 2023

Middlesbrough is a perfect romantic gateway with a blend of industrial heritage and scenic spots. Couples can enjoy a relaxing stroll in the charming nature reserves or indulge in the local museums and art galleries. The cultural events and fine dining options make Middlesbrough an ideal destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

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Discovering Middlesbrough's Hidden Gems

  • Start with a hearty breakfast at Bedford Street Coffee House, try their signature toast with creamy scrambled eggs.
  • Stroll along the historic streets and admire the art installations at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA).
  • Take a relaxing boat ride on the River Tees with Teesside Princess, admire the stunning views of the town from the water.
  • Enjoy a romantic picnic at Stewart Park, explore its picturesque gardens and petting zoo.
  • Savor a delicious dinner at The Curing House, try their famous charcuterie board and sip on a glass of fine wine.
  • End the day with live music and cocktails at The Nuthatch, Middlesbrough's best-kept secret bar.
  • Middlesbrough may not be on the top tourist destination list, but take a trip off the beaten path and discover its rich cultural heritage and down-to-earth charm, perfect for a romantic getaway.

How to get there


The best way to get to Middlesbrough by plane is to fly into Durham Tees Valley Airport, which is 10 miles east of the city. From there, you can take a taxi or the X66 bus to Middlesbrough. Alternatively, you could fly into Newcastle International Airport and take the train from Newcastle to Middlesbrough, which takes around 50 minutes.


Middlesbrough is easily accessible via major roads including the A19 and A66. If travelling from London or the South, take the M1, A1(M) and then follow signs for Middlesbrough. From the North, take the A1 or M1 and follow signs for Middlesbrough. There are a number of car parks located in the town centre.


Middlesbrough has its own train station, located in the town centre. You can catch trains from a number of major cities including London, Manchester and Glasgow. The journey from London takes just over 2.5 hours with direct services available.


There are no direct boat services to Middlesbrough. However, the Port of Teesport is located nearby in Stockton-on-Tees and is one of the UK's busiest ports. From there, you can hire a car or take a taxi to Middlesbrough.


National Express operates buses to Middlesbrough from a number of cities including London, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. The journey times vary depending on the destination but typically take around 5-6 hours. Buses arrive at Middlesbrough Bus Station in the town centre.

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