This maritime town boasts a brilliant historic quayside that features Britain's oldest floating warship.
Hartlepool Art Gallery, Church Square, Hartlepool
Tel (01429) 869 706
Open Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 2pm-5pm
Hartlepool's historic quayside has been restored to recreate the 18th century seaport. It features Britain's oldest floating warship, HMS Trincomalee as well as the restored paddle steamer, PSS Wingfield Castle. The Museum of Hartlepool is also on the site and it has displays on local history from prehistoric times to the present day.
Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool
Tel (01429) 860 006
Open 10am-5pm daily