Middlesborough is a large town in North East England with a well-developed public transport system. Several bus companies service the town and neighboring cities. These include Kings Coaches, Park Lane Coach Travel, Monarch Coaches, G L Coaches Ltd., and national operators such as National Express and Megabus. Middlesborough bus station is the major bus station servicing the town and also scattered within it are other coach stops belonging to private bus companies. The trip from London to Middlesborough is approximately a 350 kilometre journey taking just under 6 hours to complete. If you happen to be travelling from Leeds the short 1.5 hour trip over 90 kilometres is provided by National Express. Travelers from Cheltenham can expect a 6.5 hour journey over roughly 300 kilometres, changing buses at Billingham before finally arriving at Middlesborough.
A trip to Middlesborough would not be complete without savouring all that the town has to offer. Art lovers will appreciate a visit to the Dorman Museum, which boasts an interactive gallery based on water. Those interested in history will enjoy Preston Hall Museum on Yam Road. Here, armour, costumes and textiles from the early 19th Century are exhibitied. When it comes to dining, tempt and tantalise your palate by sampling the delicious cuisine from the Waterside Brasserie, The Olde Young Tea House and the Chilli Cake Deli, the best ranked eateries in the city.