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Named for its location on the south bank of the River Tees, Riverside Stadium is home to Middlesbrough Football Club. It's walking distance from some of the town's top sights, including Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, part of the town's Teeside University, which houses important works by L.S. Lowry, Jeremy Deller, David Hockney and other renowned artists. Shoppers can indulge is some retail therapy at Cleveland Shopping Centre, while Albert Park is the town's beloved green space, with tennis courts, play areas for younger ones and lots of relaxing picnic spots.

Discover Middlesbrough's museums

Middlesbrough may be small, bit packs a big punch when it comes to museums. Start at the Dorman Museum, with its fascinating collection of exhibits on local history, including fine examples of Linthorpe Pottery from the region. South of the town centre, the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum celebrates the life of one of England's most famous explorers, with thousands of artefacts from the places he visited on his ocean voyages. Ormseby Hall, an opulent 18th century mansion and estate, is a must for architecture buffs.

Walk the North York Moors

Less than half an hour by car from Redcar Racecourse is North York Moors National Park, over 1,400 square kilometres of tranquil moorland. Head for the cliffs in the park's eastern extremes, for stunning views of the North Sea and for the charming seaside resort of Whitby. Serious walkers can take on Urra Moor, the highest moor in the National Park.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Riverside Stadium? Travelodge Middlesbrough Hotel is close by, while Travelodge Hartlepool Marina Hotel is just a short drive north.