Situated on the south bank of the River Tees a few miles from the North York Moors National Park, Middlesbrough lies in the Tees Valley conurbation of North East England.
Middlesbrough is unique among districts on Teesside in that the borough is almost entirely urbanised, making it the largest town in terms of area and population, but the smallest district.
The town has a comprehensive shopping district and two major recreational park spaces, with the overhauled Victoria Square and Central Gardens together forming "the largest civic space in Europe". Contrasting landmarks include the Transporter Bridge, Acklam Hall and the town centreís Blade Runner-inspired 'Spectra-txt' tower.
Middlesbrough is well known for its steelworks, chemical plants, shipbuilding and offshore fabrication yards, all of which have contributed significantly to Britainís prosperity, and is also notable as the first place in the UK to install CCTV with loudspeakers. The town has also featured in many television programmes.
Read more about Middlesbrough in the About Middlesbrough section.