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Car hire in Middlesbrough

Car hire in Middlesbrough

The town of Middlesbrough can be found on the south bank of the River Tees in the north east of England. It has a fascinating industrial past and is most famous for the iconic Transporter Bridge and its football club. Its proximity to the A66 and subsequently the A19 allows you to put your hire car to good use and join the main artery connecting the north that is the A1.

What I need to know

With multiple Middlesbrough car rental companies available, you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to finding the right car for you at the right price. Use our site to compare car insurance deals, whether you are looking for a compact vehicle or something a little more spacious. Your booking will be backed up with customer care 24 hours a day.

Where to pick up my car

Each of the Middlesbrough car hire firms has its own pick-up points, so this should be considered when choosing your vehicle. Opting for one that is most convenient to you, whether it be in the centre of town, on the outskirts or at Durham Tees Valley Airport nearby, will help to get your holiday off to a good start.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Middlesbrough’s centre plays host to a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants, but it’s not the only part of town you’ll want to visit. Take advantage of your hire car to seek out the museums, galleries, entertainment venues and parks that are scattered across its length and breadth.

Nearby Middlesbrough

Picking up your hire car from Middlesbrough also puts a large number of other great places within easy reach. Head to Darlington, which has a thriving local music scene, or into the great outdoors. The North York Moors are a short drive away and the unique coastal town of Whitby has many attractions.

Longer drives

Venture further north and you’ll find yourself in beautiful Northumberland, with stops, such as Alnwick, Bamburgh and Seahouses all full of charm and natural beauty. Continuing up the UK, you’ll get to Scotland, where road trips really come into their own. You might not make it as far as Edinburgh, but even the borders have plenty to entice you.

Eating and drinking

While you can get many different types of cuisine in Middlesbrough, you cannot leave town without trying a parmo. This is Middlesbrough’s signature dish and stands for chicken parmesan. It consists of a deep fried breaded piece of chicken, topped with béchamel sauce and cheese. It is often served with chips.

Things to do

Take a wander through the ten-acre expanse of Teessaurus Park, where you’ll find all sorts of interesting sculptures during your visit. Alternatively, head to the Riverside Stadium to see the local team take on their rivals in the Premier League. If there are no matches scheduled for the time of your visit, then you can always take a tour of the stadium instead.


Whether you’re into history or art, Middlesbrough has the museum for you. The Dorman Museum looks at the social history of the local area and will enable you to learn more about what has shaped the town. The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art is housed within an impressive slate and limestone building, with a wide collection of pieces on display.