Hartlepool is located on the north-east coast of England. It has a long history and many connections with the nautical past of the country. Car hire in Hartlepool is the perfect way to explore the town and other easily accessible nearby places such as Middlesbrough and Darlington.
Many people visit Hartlepool to learn about its rich maritime history but also to enjoy the buzzing modern town that it is today. During the summer months it enjoys pleasant weather and this is a perfect time to enjoy the bars and cafes of Church Street or take a fishing trip.
Highlights within the city include Hartlepool Historic Quay, now known as Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, which is home to one of the oldest warships in the UK - HMS Trincomalee - as well as the fantastic Museum of Hartlepool. The Heugh Gun Battery Museum tells the tale of those who fought to defend the town during the world wars.
Hartlepool car hire makes visiting the local towns easy. The nearby Seaton Carew is a beautiful beach resort which is perfect for those travelling with children. The protected dunes of the southern beach are also popular with bird watchers.
Other fine towns in County Durham include Darlington, which is just a half-hour drive away and a perfect place for train lovers, as it has a number of railway attractions and museums. Middlesbrough is another great northern town located just a 20-minute drive from Hartlepool. A fine place for a night out or a day's shopping, Middlesbrough is also a living monument to the North East's industrial history.
Newcastle and Gateshead to the north are only a 45-minute drive and home to Newcastle International Airport (NCL). Both boast award-winning contemporary architecture in the form of the Millennium Bridge and The Sage Gateshead. Also worth a visit are Sunderland and Redcar.
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