Dear Boro, we love you so ❤️ And what better way to say I love you than with a love letter? Old school? Maybe. Cute? Definitely!
Middlesbrough oh Middlesbrough, by Jeremy123
…Not well known on the map, of late
Middlesbrough is not Newcastle, mate
Come along and visit the north east
You will certainly be in for a feast…
From walkers to runners, lunchtime strollers to culture vultures, and all the other people in between, there truly is something for everyone right here in Middlesbrough! Here for your delight are just a few love letters from the lasses and friends! ❤️
I love being outdoors – give me that any time over sitting inside all day without moving – ugh! I always try to get outside on a lunchtime and because it’s so close to Love Middlesbrough HQ, I usually find myself in Centre Square. In the cold weather it’s perfect for a lunchtime stroll bundled up in all your winter woolies, and when the sun shines there’s heaps of space to sit and enjoy lunch outside.
Fun fact: when I’m sitting outside on a lunchtime I always pick the same spot because it lets me see the beautiful Central Library building and the glory of glass that is mima 😍 my two favourite buildings in Boro!
My favourite place in Boro is of course a cafe. It’s a small cafe on Borough Road called The Green Room and it specialises in veggie and vegan food. The best part are the vegan cakes which are slightly healthier than regular cakes given the lack of butter (whoop!) but still amazing. I love going here with one of my vegan friends, a place where none of the menu is off limits for her.
Top tip: I totally recommend the meatball sub – it’s super nice and really big. Plus, they take card – really useful for people who never carry cash!
My favourite place in Boro is, without question, the Dorman Museum (as if it could be anything else)! I absolutely adored my time working there and I miss it every day. From the building, which is Grade II listed, to the gorgeous exhibitions of Linthorpe Pottery and work by Christopher Dresser, it’s just my happy place in every way.
Fun fact: I was once approached by some people in Stockton who were spreading religious messages, and by the end of the conversation, I was the one doing the evangelising, trying to convince them to visit the Dorman! Such is my dedication to this gorgeous museum ❤️
My favourite place as a family to visit is Stewart Park. The kids love the chance to run around whilst spotting squirrels and birds. Erin loves taking a trip to the café for a sweet treat, before heading off to the park.
I can walk to the top of Roseberry Topping from my house without getting in a car. It is a scenic walk through woodland areas, down unique country lanes and across open fields. A perfect Sunday to me includes a walk up Roseberry Topping followed by a Sunday roast at the local pub. It is a challenging climb to the top, but once you’re there the views across Middlesbrough, the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire are absolutely breathtaking, plus it is great for the Fitbit steps!
One of my favourite places (running related of course!) is running round Middlehaven dock, near Temenos, Dock Clock, Transporter Bridge and Middlesbrough College – so many iconic Middlesbrough landmarks in one place. Once the new dock bridge is in place I will be able to run round in a full circle again!
Tell us your favourite place in Boro! Even better, write us a love letter!
Lots of Boro love,
The Love Middlesbrough Lasses x