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Hartlepool Hidden Gems

by Kaitlin Graham 21 Aug 2023

Hartlepool is a popular tourist destination due to its abundance of hidden gems, culture, and historical sites. Go back in time by exploring historical artifacts, celebrate traditions at the Wintertide Festival, or immerse yourself in nature.

Monkey statue


The Museum of Hartlepool

Uncover the history of Hartlepool by viewing artifacts collected over 5,000 years.

Heugh Battery Museum

View the one and only World War I battlefield in the UK.

National Museum of Royal Navy Hartlepool

National Museum of Royal Navy Hartlepool

Journey through a recreated 18th century seaport and climb aboard a real Royal Navy ship, the oldest remaining floating British warship.

Headland Town Wall

Built in the 14th century, the medieval stone town wall helped to fortify Hartlepool over the years from piracy and warfare. Visit the remaining section at the Fish Sands on Hartlepool Headland.

Town Wall Hartlepool

The Parish Church of St. Hilda

Also on the Headland, The Parish Church of St. Hilda traces its roots back to 640 AD.


Hartlepool Marina

This picturesque marina at the heart of the town is filled with boats and surrounded by shops, restaurants, pubs, and entertainment venues. Don’t miss the monkey statue!

Hartlepool Marina at sunset
Seaton Carew

Walk the seafront promenade with some local fish and chips, and explore century old sand dunes and rock pools in this charming seaside resort.

Hartlepool Art Gallery

View international, national, and regional artwork to immerse yourself in Hartlepool culture.

Wintertide Festival

Celebrate the event of the season at Hartlepool Headland. 

Camerons Brewery

Established in 1852, this storied brewery is now back in family ownership. Try their local brews at The Anchor, the onsite brewery tap and bottle shop.


Hartlepool North Sands Beach

Spread your toes in the golden sands of North Sands Beach.

Hartlepool Nature Reserves

Enjoy wildlife in any of the six nature reserves in Hartlepool, including bird watching and seals.

Two seals laying on sand

These places provide adventures for locals and tourists alike. For more details or to plan your visit Explore Hartlepool.

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