Hartlepool Coast Guide
Hartlepool was an important seaport in the Napoleonic era which had fallen into disuse during the 19th century but which has now been restored to reflect its prosperous past. The Maritime Experience consist of a reconstruction of the old quayside during the time of Nelson and Napoleon, there you will find chandlers, a naval tailor and gunsmiths. The centre of the quayside are two old ships, the frigate HMS Trincomalee and the paddle steamer, PPS Wingfield Castle - there is an audio/ visual presentation as well.
The modern town also has a full range of shops and amenities for both residents and visitors. There is a good sandy beach at the nearby village of Seaton Carew where you will also find cafes, shops and amusements. Other attractions in the town include the Heugh Gun Battery - a restored coastal gun battery, Hartlepool Marina, Summerhill Visitor Centre and Seaton Common and dunes.
Hartlepool Quay now boasts a reconstruction of how the town would have looked in its heyday.
'HMS Trincomalee 1817 is berthed afloat at Hartlepool Historic Quay in North East England, where a major award-winning restoration and interpretation of the Ship was completed in the early summer of 2001. 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.'
This is Hartlepool Guide.
HMS Trincomalee Hartlepool Quay
Places to visit in Hartlepool
Heugh Gun Battery - Moor Terrace Hartlepool TS24 0PS Phone: 01429 270746
Summerhill Visitor Centre - they have activities including, bouldering, ropes course and bmx - Summerhill Lane Hartlepool TS25 4LL Phone: 01429 284584
HMS Trimcomalee - restored frigate - for more information visit: Trimcomalee
Hartlepool Art Gallery - Church Square Hartlepool TS24 7EQ Phone: 01429 869706
Map of the Hartlepool area
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