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Hartlepool Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 55 photos

Hartlepool is a bit of an enigma for me. It's really tried hard to bring itself into the 20th Century and market itself as a "tourist destination" but I'm not sure if it totally works.
Full credit to the council and the old TDC for what they have done, it just seems that they never quite finished, and if only they'd gone the extra mile...

"Old Hartlepool" is the "original" Hartelpool, founded as far back as 647. This area is what is now usually known as "The Headland"

Much later (in the mid 1800's) as part of a commercial venture "West Hartlepool" was founded. Soon it's population grew to much greater than that of Old Hartlepool. West Hartlepool is what is now regarded as the town centre.
In 1967 the two towns were officially amalgamated - though for years before and after this amagamation the place was known as "Hartlepools".

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's Improved A Lot Recently
  • Cons:It Needs To Keep Improving
  • In a nutshell:It's No Tourist Hotbed, But I Like To Go
  • Last visit to Hartlepool: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated Dec 4, 2002
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  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2004 at 1:22 AM

    So how can it be a veggie breakfast if it includes sausage? LOL

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2004 at 2:24 PM

    I must get out of bed early enough to try the Moorings breakfast one day!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2004 at 9:19 AM

    Nice job! With rare exception, hotel restaurants are less desirable than other restaurants nearby.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2002 at 5:05 AM

    reckon you could make any place look good Can I come for breakfast too ;-))


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