Hartlepool Travel Guide

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    View of the Marina
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Hartlepool Highlights

  • Pro
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     Some excellent restaurants 

  • Con
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     always cold 

  • In a nutshell
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     It's No Tourist Hotbed, But I Like To Go 

Hartlepool Things to Do

  • Museum of Hartlepool

    This is a superb exhibit. We visited in November on a cold and sunny day with hardly anybody around. It was perfect to see all the aspects of the ship and shops without tripping over people. The very best part was being able to play pirates and pretend that you were in the Navy. The organisers carried it on a lot further and had costumes, dresses...

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  • WALK THE HEADLAND STORY TRAIL

    One of the many things to do in Hartlepool is to walk along "The Headland Story Trail".This is a pleasant walk that takes you along by the seaside and shows with different information stops the local history surrounding this once so important Harbour and Sea port..Also it is just so nice to have the fresh sea air in your nostrils with the sounds of...

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  • Walking

    Unfortunately our trip was short and for a family party but I did enjoy the walk along Seaton Carew. Well worth the effort. I live inland and never see the sea. People said it would do me good and it did. The view across the bay is great. Soory I didn't get round Hartlepool much but will update on our next (longer) visit.

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  • HMS Trincomallee

    Definitely the main attraction at the Historic Quay. You have to pay entry for the Historic Quay then pay again for the Trincomalee (because she's owned by a separate Trust), but if you're going to the Quay, it's well worth the extra.The HMS Trincomalee was built for the Royal Navy in 1817, but just missed the Napoleonic Wars. It spent several...

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  • Historic Quay

    The historic quay is a replica of a quay from the Napoleonic era. There is a tour which runs on the hour lasting about 20 minutes through an exhibition giving an idea to life on board a ship of the time and various little places you can go into including a gunsmith's and naval architects office.On the same site, there is also a free museum of...

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  • Beach

    In Hartlepool we have mile upon mile of good clean beaches.This on is in the north part of the town just befor Crimdon Dean.The photo shows me, and Mable is in mid flight, it always makes me laugh.

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  • Hartlepool Marina

    The Marina has been developed over the past few years and is now home to many restaurants, shops, cafes and bars.The selection of restaurants is immense and you can choose from:Thai (Thai Harbour)Middle Eastern (Krimos)Chinese (The Lotus Garden)Italian (Tabarrinis)Indian (Spices)Also there are retail outlets such as TK Maxx, Next, Boots, Currys and...

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  • HMS Trincomalee

    The centrepiece of The Historic Quay is HMS Trincomalee. A frigate of the British Navy she was restired by apprentices at Hartlepool and is now permenently docked in the Historic Quay.Entry to the Trincomalee is seperate to the Historic Quay, and you can visit it alone or with the Historic Quay. Ask at reception.

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  • Historic Quay (I)

    Hartlepool Historic Quay is a replica of a working naval quay from the times of the Napoleonic Wars. It contains exhibits pertaining to the era and to the workings of the port, and this is done largely through having recreations of the various buildings that you would find there, such as the chandlers.

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Hartlepool Restaurants

  • Quayside Coffee Shop

    I liked the presentation and ambience of this Coffee Shop. It looks cosy and there are interesting things to see on the walls and to examine. I like the old cooking ranges and the way they have been lit up to look like a real fire. Once again, the staff are very helpful and cheerful.They continue the Pirate theme with the menu choices (see picture)...

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  • Brewers Fayre

    OPENING TIMES: Mon - Fri: 07:00 - 24:00 Sat: 07:00 - 24:00 Sun: 07:00 - 23:00AVG. PRICE: Lunch: £10.00 Dinner: £18.00Fixed Lunch: £10 (2 main dishes), Mon - FriFixed Dinner: £10 (2 main dishes), Mon - Fri, pre 6.30 pm Before I start, please let me say that the staff are fantastic, the service is second to none and the ladies really care about...

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  • dont go to this restraunt

    We arrived my wife and i on may bank holiday the night of the european cup final, to avoid the crowds we entered the restraunt only 2 other people were in there, the menus came we ordered wine on selecting our wine we were given a bottle already open , not in front of us it tasted watery so i asked why was the bottle already open no explanation. We...

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  • Wish it was down here!!!

    Taken there last Friday by my fiance's relatives. Great intimate atmosphere and nice location (parked right outside). Open Kitchen and able to watch food prepared. They had a cheap menu on £10.95 3 courses with a glass of wine, but everyone was ordering the specials so I thought I would. Had the Game Terrine to start then followed with Homemade...

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  • Good If You're On A Diet

    The restaurant is located on Hartlepool Marina, an excellent setting. The interior of the restaurant is spotlessly clean and is well rated by the cores on the doors food hygeine inspectorate. Part of the experience of the meal is that the food is cooked in front of you and the chef tries various ways of tossing the food! I wold recommend not...

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  • Avoid at all costs!

    I went for a meal on 7/6/6 , the starters were OK - woodpigeon in port sauce, a little too sweet, my wife had mussels ,10 only, served on a large bed on vegetables, not very nice. For the main course, I had sea bass whichwas OK at best, but my wife had beef teriyaki which was so tough, it was inedible. The waitress said it was rib-eye, but the Chef...

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  • No Bush Here

    The White House (no not George Bush's house) is our local and only a few minutes walk from Ward Jackson Park in Hartlepool. After you have fed the ducks and listened to a brass band in the Victorian bandstand come out of the Park main gates and stroll down to the next roundabout where you will find the White House. If you take the car there is...

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  • Eating out in Hartlepool

    Living for many years in Hartlepool I am delighted with the progress that has been made by the council and other companies to develop the marina. It is a credit to the town. But today I have driven to the Marina, again plenty of parking, to visit one of my favourites restaraunts - Krimos. Now a great deal has been written about Krimos over the...

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  • Portofinos in Hartlepool

    Great price, great food, cool decor with a meditteranian feell, just located on Hartlepool Marina and Historic Quay.Ran by Krimo, who ones the posher Kimo's also in Hartlepoolchek out the website, as it has loads of infor and menus (with prices on)

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Hartlepool Nightlife

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    My friend Miss Trixie

    by Dick33 Written Aug 13, 2009

    Miss Trixie, what can I say I have seen him and he is so funny.
    I was good friends with miss Trixie all through school it wasn't a shock when I found out he is a drag queen. At school he was Timothy Beckett.
    I wasn't sure where to put this tip but if you see him working it will be a night out but it isn't a tip for a place.

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Hartlepool Transportation

  • Grand central

    We normally fly to Gatwick it is quite cheap and fast but we found with the new Grand central train we could be in London in 3 hours and it was about the same cost as flying so we tried it out it was a lot faster because of all the hanging around in the airport and it was clean, spot on time and totally stress free, I won't fly again while this...

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  • Transporter bridge

    This must be the most famous structures in Teesside it crosses the Tees from Middlesborough to Port Clarence just to the south of Hartlepool.My Dad used to take us across when we were kids.

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Hartlepool Local Customs

  • But!

    Hartlepool is the only place I know that puts the but in the wrong part of a sentence I will write an example if you described a film you might say "the plot was a little predictable but it is still worth watching" in Hartlepool we would say "the plot was a little predictable it was still worth watching but" see what I mean when we speak we end...

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  • Monkey hangers

    During the Napoleonic wars a ship sank off Hartlepool the only survivor was a monkey dressed as a Frenchman some people say because it was a traveling circus some because it was the ships mascot for whatever reason it was dressed like a Frenchman and naturally couldn't speak English so it was arrested for being a French spy. During the trial it hit...

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  • The Monkey Hangers

    OK, this is a weird one.During the Napoleonic Wars a French ship was wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool. The townsfolk were wary that surviving French sailors might make their way ashore, but in fact the only survivor was the ships Monkey mascot. Unaware of quite what a Frenchman might look like, and obviously unable to get any answers out of the...

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Hartlepool What to Pack

  • by Welwynbred Written May 1, 2007

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure you take something warm. My Fiance's cousin had us walking along the sea front at Seaton Carew at 8 am. Wind off the Sea, great view but freezing!

    Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera - I did!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Nice Beach but see above

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Hartlepool Sports & Outdoors

  • Hartleppol United Football Club

    If you're a football fan and want to go and watch a good game of football in a traditional ground (instead of a stadium!) then it is well worth a trip here. Hartlepool are a good League 1 side who have just missed out on promotion through the play-offs to the Championship. They used to be annual favourites for the league vote to avoid the drop oout...

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  • See "The Poolies"

    Hartlepool United FC keep threatening to get promoted but never quite manage it. The last 3 years (up to 2002) they have made the play-offs but failed to win them This year (2002) they are riding high at the top of their league and barring some great disaster (such as their manager being poached and the new guy being an idiot) they should make it...

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  • Stranton

    This church Stranton all saints is a beautifull old church it was built in the 12th century for the village now it is in the centre of Hartlepool.We all got christened here and Carol got married here unless I move to Malta will probably have my funeral here.

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  • Festivals & Carnivals

    Hartlepool has a biennial Maritime Festival (on the even numbered years). It's a really great weekend and we have a great time there - it's really a pity that it's not held every year. It was on in July this year, though I won't swear that it's on the same month every time.Later (in August) was the annual Carnival - this is more of the "travelling...

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  • HMS Trincomalee

    The Trincomalee is itself the centrepiece of The Historic Quay museum, although it's run as a separate enterprise. It's a British frigate built originally in 1817 and restored in Hartlepool from 1987 onwards.To visit the quay AND the ship means two admission fees, though you can visit either of them seperately.(More in the "Must See" section)

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