Middlesbrough is at the heart of the Tees Valley and is right next to the North Yorkshire Moors, Cleveland Way and one of the North East's most famous landmarks, Roseberry Topping.
Middlesbrough's vibrant cultural and entertainment scene includes the impressive £19 million gallery for contemporary visual art, mima, as well as the old dockland and Middlehaven, which is set for transformation into a bustling waterfront attraction.
A lively events programme reflects the town's passion for live entertainment, art and music.
The town centre boasts many high street and designer shops, as well as a wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.
There is a lot to see in and around Middlesbrough including the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Stewart Park, Nature's World, the Dorman Museum and the iconic Transporter Bridge.
Middlesbrough Football Club is supported by thousands of devoted fans and Middlesbrough hosts one of the major annual 10k roads races in country, as well as having the fantastic Prissick Skate Plaza.
There really is something for everyone in Middlesbrough!