The Teesside town of Middlesbrough is one of the largest in the north-east of England. Situated on the banks of the River Tees, its industrial and maritime heritage belies the fact it is just a few miles from the North York Moors National Park.
Middlesbrough (often misspelled as Middlesborough) is a large industrial town in the north-east of England. Part of the borough of Teesside, Middlesbrough's expansion has led to it effectively including areas of the neighbouring borough of Redcar and Cleveland, such as Eston, Grangetown, Normanby and Ormesby. Middlesbrough is also extremely close to the Durham Tees Valley Airport, which is located between Darlington and Middlesbrough itself (this airport is sometimes also known as Teesside International Airport).
The town has a long industrial history - for many years in the 19th century it was one of the world's main producers of iron and steel. Indeed, the steel components of the Sydney Harbour Bridge were made from Middlesbrough steel and the bridge itself bears the legend 'Made In Middlesbrough'. Other industries that were and are important to the town include coal mining and chemicals. The town's coastal location also lent itself well to shipping and trade and the Middlesbrough port of Teesport is the second largest port in the UK.
The combination of so much industrial activity and around 145,000 residents has created a steady demand for van hire in Middlesbrough, and most of the major van rental companies have a van hire office in the town, offering a good selection of rental vans: