A maritime treasure on the Tees Valley coast, Hartlepool makes the perfect location for a family holiday, packed with fun family attractions, beaches and a beautiful quayside. Ancient sites are also located in the Hartlepool area including St Aidan’s monastery on the Hartlepool Headland, dating from around 640AD.
Top attraction in this maritime centre is the multi award-winning Hartlepool Maritime Experience with on-site tour of the 19th Century frigate – HMS Trincomalee. The interactive museum covers a large area of the spectacular Hartlepool Quayside and features recreated quayside shops, offices, inns and more. The adjacent Hartlepool Museum explores the heritage of Hartlepool further, digging deeper into the town’s heritage.
Fine real ales are on the menu in Hartlepool. The town has its own brewery – Camerons Brewery with tour, visitor centre, conference facilities and souvenir gift shop all on-site. A choice of fine Hartlepool inns serve up the range of Camerons ales.
Stay in budget Hartlepool holiday parks or book a stylish family run hotel in the town with in-house restaurant. Hartlepool accommodation is plentiful and varied, with quieter coastal suburbs like Seaton Carew also offering a great selection of seaside guest houses. Search & book Hartlepool accommodation online now.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.