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Bridge Veterinary Group
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"absolutely fantastic food and five star service, still my favourite restaurant in Hartlepool.I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone whatever the occasion you will not be disappointed.

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"I've been to this restaurant many times in the past but this was my first visit in about 2 years, and what a huge disappointment! I ordered garlic mushrooms for ..." More

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Founded as a village in the seventh century, around a monastery founded in 640 AD on a headland overlooking a natural harbour, Hartlepool has been a seafaring town since the ninth century. The name derives from Old English “heort-ieg” meaning ‘hart island’ which refers to the stags seen near the pool. During the middle ages, the village grew and gained its Royal Charter in 1201 with markets and walls increasing the size of the old town. The area became heavily industrialised with ironworks established in 1834 and shipyards were later built in the docks. The harbour made a convenient outlet for the coalfields of south County Durham and in 1835 a railway was built to facilitate export. A rival railway was later built in 1847 and docks established in the 1870’s, around which West Hartlepool developed and became a key target for German invasion during the First World War due to the number of ships built there. During the 19th century, the two towns grew in size with West Hartlepool becoming the larger and ‘Old Hartlepool’ known as the ‘headland’. The two boroughs were joined in 1967 making the modern town known today. The town is famous for its monkey-hanging legend, whereon the fishermen of Hartlepool during the Napoleonic Wars in 1805 so fearful of an invasion, questioned and tortured a monkey, the ships mascot, dressed in French army uniform the only survivor from a French ship, which sank off the coast during a storm, apparently having no idea what a Frenchman looked like and believing it to be a spy. The poor creature was hanged from a makeshift gallows when they got no response to their questioning. The depression during the 1930’s hit Hartlepool hard with unemployment high until the start of the Second Wold War, during which the shipbuilding and steelmaking industries re-emerged. The industries again went into severe decline with the last ship built in 1961. The opening of a shopping centre in 1968 boosted the retail sector but in the 1980 the town was again hit by high unemployment. The town is currently undergoing a re-generation project and development of unused land.


Burn Valley Gardens
Hartlepool Historic Quay
Museum of Hartlepool


Oakroyd *book online*
Premier Inn Hartlepool Marina *book online*
York House *book online*


Ash Vale Park

Caravan Park

Crimdon Dene Holiday Park
Dene Mouth Caravan Park

Care Home

Admiral Court Care Home
Manor Park Care Home


Vue Hartlepool


Dance - Carol Hammond Dance Studio


The Wesley Nightclub


Hartlepool Borough Council


Edmonds & Smith Dental Practice
Elliott & McCarthy Dental Surgery


Dr. Awad & Partner
Gladstone House Surgery
The General Medical Centre

The Headland Medical Centre
The Health Centre
York Road Surgery

Estate Agent

Dowen Estate Agents
Halifax Property Services
Manners & Harrison
Property Supermarket

Health and Fitness Club

Fitness First
Shapers of Hartlepool
SpringHealth Leisure Club

Holiday Park

Crimdon Dene Holiday Park

Performing Arts

Hartlepool Male Voice Choir
Hartlepool Youth Choir
Stagecoach Theatre Arts
Town Hall Theatre

Pub and Bar

Gillen Arms
Hour Glass
Mill House
New Inn

Oysters Bar
Ship Inn
The Ship Inn
White Hart Inn


Aroma Thai
Chinese Buffet King
Indian Cottage
Pennicks Rooftop Restaurant
Sapna Restaurant
Thai Harbour


Catcote School
Cleveland College of Art & Design
Eldon Grove Primary School

English Martyrs RC School & Sixth Form College
Hartlepool Sixth Form College
High Tunstall Comprehensive School
Jesmond Road Primary School
Lynnfield Primary School
Sacred Heart RC School
Springwell Primary School
Stagecoach Theatre Arts
Throston Primary School


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Cameron Taxis
Central Taxis
Hudsons Taxis
Premier Taxis
Streamline Taxis
Tower Radio Taxis


Footlight Youth Theatre
Town Hall Theatre
Town Hall Theatre


Bridge Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Blackhall CC (Cricket)
Castle Eden CC (Cricket)
Eldon Grove TC (Tennis)
Hartlepool Caled (Women's Hockey)
Hartlepool Caled (Men's Hockey)
Hartlepool CC (Cycling)
Hartlepool Rugby Football Club (Rugby Union)
Hartlepool United Football Club (Football)
Seaton Carew CC (Cricket)
Tees & Hartlepool Yacht Club (Sailing)


Pound Book Box
W H Smith Ltd
Renaissance Flowers
Early Learning Centre
Whitegates Garden Centre
Foster & Armstrong
Stranton Pets
Dorothy Perkins

Chambers Chemist
Rayner Opticians
Jonathan James
Stylo Shoes Ltd
H Samuel
Jacksons Landing
jmc jewellery shop
Coffee Cottage
Cozy Cafe
Moorings Eaterie
The Place in the Park
Charlies Pizzeria & Chippy
Wynyard Road Fish & Chip Shop
Youngs Fisheries
The Balti
Fens Fish Grill
Pets At Home
Sofa Bed Factory Shop
Floral Expressions of Hartlepool
Alison McCabe Hairdressing
Exposure Photography Studio




Heugh Bowmen(Archery)
UK Superbowl(Bowling)
Hartlepool CC(Cycling)
Crimdon Pony World(Riding)

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Grand Hotel (0.19 miles)

Grand Hotel

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The Grand hotel styled on a chateau, is pivotal to the historic town of Hartlepool. From the imposing Victorian ballroom to the larger than average accommodation, there is so much to ... More

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York House (0.26 miles)

York House

Situated in the centre of Hartlepool, this 4-star guest house offers comfortable accommodation and good facilities, including free high-speed Wi-Fi wireless internet access. The only guest house in Hartlepool to be awarded 4 stars by the ... More | visit website

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Oakroyd (0.27 miles)

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Oakroyd. David and Mandy Mountney would like to make your stay in Hartlepool a memorable one; and offer their guest accommodation; with its pleasant surroundings ... More | visit website
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Hillcarter Hotel (0.45 miles)

Hillcarter Hotel

Close to Hartlepool Marina and directly opposite the train station, the Hillcarter Hotel has well-equipped, comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi access. Friday and Saturday evenings see the hotel's 2 nightclubs come alive with top-class entertainment ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Hartlepool Marina (0.54 miles)

Conveniently located for Hartlepool train station. For shops and local amenities Hartlepool town centre is only 0.5 miles away. Our Hartlepool Marina Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an ... More | visit website
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Staincliffe Hotel (1.72 miles)

With spectacular sea views, walled gardens and a stylish champagne bar, The Staincliffe Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Hartlepool. Situated in Seaton Carew, the hotel offers boutique bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. The bedrooms feature elegant, ... More | visit website
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Norton Hotel (1.86 miles)

Come and stay in warm and friendly run hotel with great sea views. We are close to all major attractions including the beach, the golf course and the cricket club and we're only 5 minutes ... More | visit website
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The Marine Hotel (2.09 miles)

The Marine Hotel
The Marine Hotel is a friendly family run hotel offering luxurious accommodation in our recently refurbished bedrooms. With luxury at the foremost the hotel proudly features executive suites with seaviews and four poster beds ... More | visit website
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Trinity House B & B (2.11 miles)

Trinity House B & B
We are located in Seaton Carew just off the sea front. We are open all year round and you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome at all times. Whether you are visiting ... More | visit website
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The Windmill (3.41 miles)

The Windmill
Recently refurbished to the highest standard the Windmill is Teeside's premier hotel; eatery and conferencing facility. Conveniently situated in very close proximity of the A19 and short distance to the west of central Hartlepool this ... More | visit website

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