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Although normally regarded as an industrial town with large works to the northeast, Middlesbrough has many tourist attractions, parks and leisure facilities, the most notable being the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, that is situated in the large scenic Stewart Park, in the area where Captain Cook was born. Cook 1728 - 1779, made three round the world voyages making detailed maps of Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands.

The most notable structure on the Middlesbrough skyline is the Transporter Bridge, built between 1910 and 1911, as seen top right. This unusual design gives a clearance of 225 feet. The Transporter Bridge became famous after becoming the storyline of the third series of Auf Wiedersehen Pet in 2002, where the bridge was dismantled to be re-erected in the USA. The TV program led to many people believing the bridge had actually been dismantled.

Middlesbrough is situated on the south bank of the River Tees in North East England, within the county of North Yorkshire. It was only a hamlet with a population of just 25 people in 1801. Development began after the Darlington industrialist, Joseph Pease, began using the River Tees to transport northeast coal. From 1840 to 1842, the civil engineer George Turnbull built Middlesbrough Dock.

The discovery of ironstone in the Eston Hills in 1850, led to the town expanding further, after Henry Bolckow and John Vaughan, started an iron foundry and rolling mill at Vulcan Street in the town.

Roseberry Topping
Roseberry Topping between Middlesbrough & Great Ayton, Large Image.




Town Hall
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Albert Park Dorman Museum
Albert Park & Dorman Museum

Middlesbrough Institute Modern Art
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum


Preston Hall & Butterfly World
Preston Hall & Butterfly World

St John Church Middlesbrough
St John Church Middlesbrough

Kirkleatham Museum
Kirkleatham Museum & Owl Centre

Wilton Golf Club Middlesbrough
Wilton Golf Club large