It’s not just the people that you’ll fall in love with when visiting Middlesbrough, like so many towns, delve inside and you will discover a whole host of treasures to enjoy.
On a personal note as owners of Tocketts Mill, since we purchased the park in 2001 we have made so many friends and enjoy lots of places in the area it’s difficult to condense into words how fabulous the place and people are! If you like to view interesting architecture and design you won’t be disappointed starting with the famous Transporter Bridge (Auf Wiedersehen Pet Brickie’s did not take it to Arizona contrary to rumour!), Newport Bridge and the ultra modern Infinity Bridge in nearby Stockton which is also home to the Tees Barrage renown for exhilarating water sports at the White Water Centre. Stewart Park and Albert Park provide great open spaces in the suburbs, and many museums are popular visitor attractions telling wonderful stories from the past including Captain James Cook’s Birthplace and Schoolrooms, Kirkleatham Museum with exhibits, wildlife and activities for kids and the Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet with impressive art.
Passionate about football, the ‘Boro has bred an array of famous faces past and present including a healthy share of footballers including Brian Clough, Jonathan Woodgate and Stewart Downing to name but a few. TV celebs include Eastender’s actress Wendy Richard, Coronation Street’s Thelma Barlow and funnyman Bob Mortimer. Singing superstars who hail from Middlesbrough are Chris Rea Driving Home for Christmas, James Arthur Impossible. Believe it or not heavy rockers Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale (formerly Deep Purple) is also a local lad.