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Tall Ships come to Hartlepool
Hartlepool in general
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Hartlepool in general
Hartlepool is a small town on the north east coast of England. It has a population of around 88,611
On 28 June 2006, Hartlepool celebrated after winning its bid to host the Tall Ships competition in 2010, where 125 tall ships will be finishing their long race here.
Hartlepool has recently been a large focus on the news with the story of John Darwin, the man who disappeared after going out in his Canoe and then turned up years later. This story gave alot of publicity and news reporters were everywere asking your opinion.
**Things to Do in Hartlepool**
There are plenty of things to do in Hartlepool, a lot of these are charged however
Historic Quay and museum - Nice place to visit if you are interested in history, there is an admission charge
Seaton Carew Beach - Nice beach, lots of arcades and a bar on the sea front
HMS Trincomalee - A boat on which you can go onaboard, free of charge
VUE Cinema - Supports orange wednesdays offer, close to fast foot outlets, KFC, Pizza Hut, and McDonalds
The Rank Group#Mecca Bingo - Near to the Marina, surrounded by take away outlets, near to asda.
Church Street - Lots of bars, places to drink, eat and takeaways
Marina - Lots of boats to look at, some lovely bars and resturants.
Middleton Grange Shopping Centre - Hartlepools indoor shopping centre, parking around here costs £1.20 per two hours
UK Superbowl - You can also do Quazar here.
Mill House Leisure Centre- Swimming, Gymnasium, tennis, usual sports are available.
Hartlepool United FC - Hartlepool football ground.
Summerhill - Some nice walks, a cycle route and a visiting centre.
Headland - Nice place to visit, was previously known as west hartlepool and has featured on Time Team in the past
**Popular Places to Stay**
The Grand Hotel - 5 mins walk away from the Marina
The Staincliffe - Situated on Seaton Carew sea front
Travel Inn - Marina
**Places to Eat**
American - Burger King, McDonald's, KFC, Subway (All situated close to the town centre)
Chinese - The Lotus Garden, Mandarin Palace, The Chinese Buffet King , Welcome Chinese Takeaway ,
English - The Marine Hotel, Brewers Fayre, The Merry-Go-Round, The White House
Seafood - Ocean, Mariner's Restaurant
Indian - Cafe India, M.A.S Agraa Palace, Cafe Bangla, Indian Cottage, Spices, Poppadoms and Dilshad
Thai - Thai Harbour (Marina), Thai Pan
Italian - Marco Polo, Joe Rigatoni's, Pizza Hut, Lungomare
Mediterranean - Krimo's, Portofino Bistro Pizzeria
Spanish Tapas - Casa del Mar (Marina)
Night Clubs - Bar Paris, Yates, Lighthouse, Lloyds Bar, Time 'n' Tide, Jaxx, Nexus, Fever, Bar 1 (all close to the marina)
Cafe Bar- North Star (Marina)
Coffee Bar - Coffee Rappor Bar (Marina)
Japanese - Fujiyama (Marina)
Hartlepool was featured on channel 4 in previous months where it was voted the 20th worst place to live in the Country.
Summary: Tall ships come to Hartlepool