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Things to See & Do

Hartlepool is full of award winning attractions such as the Hartlepool Historic Quay, the HMS Trincomalee and theMuseum of Hartlepool. There are also loads of other places for you to visit such as St Hildas Church andCamerons Brewery.


Hartlepool Marina’s centrepiece is the award-winning Historic Quay – a faithful reproduction of an 18th century seaport portraying the exciting experience of what life was like at the time of Nelson and Trafalgar.


Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist Information Centre is located at Church Square, Hartlepool – within a minutes walk from Hartlepool Railway Station and close to Hartlepool Town Centre.


HMS Trincomalee 1817 represents the pinnacle of the ship restorer’s craft and visitors can now savour the unique atmosphere and experience of life on board the Classic British Frigate.


Hartlepool Maritime Experience is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport, telling the story of life at sea at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar which dares you to experience life aboard a real British Naval frigate two centuries ago.


We have put together information on nearly every part of Hartlepool that you must visit.

Funky World


Funky World is Hartlepool’s fun and friendly play centre for all ages and abilities. Packed with innovative equipment, Funky World is ideal for learning, play and birthday parties. The centre includes a soft play area, sensory studios, Sony Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, large screen cinema and a bistro. Funky World …

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Heugh Battery

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A unique site filled with history and intrigue. The only British gun battery to have fired its guns in anger during the First World War – come and explore a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery. The Heugh Gun Battery is situated on the Headland in Hartlepool. The First World War …

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Hartlepool Maritime Experience


Hartlepool Maritime Experience is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport, telling the story of life at sea at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar which dares you to experience life aboard a real British Naval frigate two centuries ago. Become entranced by the world …

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RSPB Saltholme


A beautiful nature reserve that is home to a variety of wildlife. From brightly-coloured butterflies and gorgeous orchids, to stately swans and raucous common terns, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Saltholme’s friendly, enthusiastic staff and volunteers are here to help you make the most of your visit Come and explore …

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Navigation Point


This luxury development on the northern tip of Hartlepool Marina. Navigation Point (Hartlepool’s Largest building!) features exclusive restaurants, bistros, shops and luxury furnished apartments. Here you can relax & unwind whilst watching the boats & yachts of the Marina. Food lovers will be spoilt for choice with tastes from around …

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Hartlepool Marina


Hartlepool Marina is one of the most modern Marina facilities in Europe. Featuring one of Europe’s biggest boat hoists and attracting hundreds of vessels, the £60 million Marina is Hartlepool’s most alluring and relaxing location. High fashion, waterside restaurants and romantic promenades may be more characteristic of a continental port, …

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PSS Wingfield Castle


Built in Hartlepool by William Gray & Co. for the London and North Eastern Railway as a passenger and vehicle ferry over the Humber estuary between Hull and New Holland. ‘Wingfield Castle’ had a busy life. She worked hard and gave her best. Having served well she was put aside …

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The Museum of Hartlepool


The Museum of Hartlepool is the finest free show in town and it tells the story of Hartlepool from prehistoric times to the present day. Located beside Hartlepool Historic Quay, the Museum of Hartlepool features sea monsters, a real ‘fishing coble’ to climb aboard, a Celtic ‘Round House’ building, the …

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Hartlepool Town Wall & Cannon


19th Century Cannon Situated in Hartlepool’s Headland keeping a watchful eye looking out to sea is the Sebastopol Cannon near the Heugh Battery. This cannon was captured from the Russian Army at the battle of Sebastopol during the Crimean War (1854-56). In October 1857, the then Secretary of State, Lord …

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Camerons Brewery


The Lion Brewery has been established in Hartlepool for over 150 years and has been the home to Camerons since 1865. Brewery Tours are available Tuesday to Sunday, where visitors can see how Camerons beers are made. People are invited to meet the faces behind the beer, ask questions and …

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Victory Square – West Hartlepool War Memorial

Victory Square

The West Hartlepool monument to the dead of the Great War is in a large public square “Victory Square” created for the purpose. It is granite, with a central obelisk and long lower wings covered with twelve cast metal tablets with the names of the fallen on. The War Memorial …

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St Hilda’s Church


Not only is St Hilda’s a beautiful church, it also represents the whole of the Headland and tells the story of the town within its walls. The Headland is a holy site, originally developed as the monastic community of St Hild in the 7th Century, and goes back to earliest …

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Hartlepool Art Gallery


Hartlepool Art Gallery, opened in 1996 (the year of Visual Arts), is situated in a stunning and beautifully restored Victorian church – Built 1854 by architect E.B.Lamb. Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist Information Centre is located at Church Square, Hartlepool – within a minutes walk from Hartlepool Railway Station and close to …

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Hartlepool Historic Quay


Hartlepool Marina’s centrepiece is the award-winning Historic Quay – a faithful reproduction of an 18th century seaport portraying the exciting experience of what life was like at the time of Nelson and Trafalgar. Hartlepool Historic Quay is home to the Trincomalee – Europe’s oldest floating warship! The ship was restored …

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Hartlepool Golf Club


Visitors to the course are made most welcome. Hartlepool is a friendly club offering good golf, with lovely views, throughout the year. The golfer can enjoy a range of services; a resident Professional, a large practice area and excellent Club House facilities, including a dining room open all day. Hartlepool …

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Mill House Leisure Centre

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A wide variety of sports facilities are available at this Council run facility, which lies in a central location on Raby Road. Two swimming pools, one to competition standards with a 57n metre indoor / outdoor water slide and three-stage diving facilities as well as a teaching pool. Excellent pool, sports …

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Fishing in Hartlepool


Hartlepool has established itself as one of the top wreck cod venues in the country. For sheer consistency of catches it proves hard to beat. The modern marina complex and has helped attract anglers from all corners of the UK. WHERE TO FISH The popular inshore marks along the coast …

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Church Street


Church Street is a hive of activity – crammed with bars and restaurants, Church Street attracts thousands of revellers every weekend. Fully restored to its former glory Church Street is full of beautiful architecture from back in the days when trams used to grace its streets. Home to Hartlepool’s railway …

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Seaton Carew


A splendid promenade connects the Marina with one of the Victorian’s favourite North-East resorts. Seaton Carew with its miles of broad golden sands and safe sheltered bathing is still the perfect venue for a traditional family day out at the seaside. Enjoy good flat beaches to fly kites and build …

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Summerhill is a unique Country Park. Set on the western edge of Hartlepool, the 100-acre site has been transformed from low-grade farmland into a Local Nature Reserve that is also an outdoor sports centre. At Summerhill you can enjoy many of the facilities free of charge, use as a venue for an …

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The Headland


Hartlepool Headland is formed on a peninsular of magnesium limestone which reaches into the North Sea. This geological make-up has created a coastline of mixed treasures. From golden sandy beach of the North Sands stroll along to the teeming rockpools towards the end of the peninsular where you might find …

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Quads 4 All


Quads ‘4’ All is situated in a pleasant rural setting an outdoor attraction with a difference. It will test the riding skills of boys and girls of all ages. We offer different sizes of quad bikes to suit any age group and three different types of tracks for childrens varying …

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Ward Jackson Park


Ward Jackson Park, Covering 8.1 hectares, is one of the most original in the North East region. Provided by public money in 1883 to commemorate one of Hartlepool’s greatest entrepreneurs, Ralph Ward Jackson, known simply to local people as ‘The Park’. The park is listed in the National Register of …

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Owton Lodge Bowling Club


Are you looking for a new interest? Do you like being part of a team and having fun? If so, Owton Lodge Bowling Club could be the place for you. We are based next to the Owton Lodge Pub on Stockton Road. Formed in 1953, we are a small friendly …

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HMS Trincomalee


Britain’s oldest warship afloat! The wooden frigate – previously called HMS Foudroyant has become the symbol for Hartlepool and takes pride of place in the center of Hartlepool’s Historic Quay and Maritime Experience. HMS Trincomalee 1817 is berthed afloat at Hartlepool Historic Quay, where a major award-winning restoration and interpretation of the …

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