Part of the industrial region in the north east of England, Hartlepool is a large town in the county of Durham and lies in the Tees Valley. Originally, a small village, the town experiences huge expansion with the coming of the rail links and is now a modern and vibrant town with plenty to offer in terms of facilities and amenities. The town has seen resurgence in industry and development over recent years with the new town centre along with the newly built marina and cinema proving a major hit with visitors and locals alike.
Hartlepool’s business and economy has been heavily reliant on the shipping and chemical industries but other companies like Tata Steel also have manufacturing facilities in the area. Able UK runs a recycling centre in the area while Huntsman Corporation and Camerons Brewery have serviced offices and manufacturing facilities here too. Other businesses that are based in the vicinity include Siemens and Van Oord.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The entertainment scene is varied and exciting with places like Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience offering live performances of a nautical nature. Summerhill Country Park has a number of outdoor activities throughout the year while Vue Cinema has plenty of entertainment for movie-lovers. You will find everything from Indian cuisine to Mediterranean food at Hartlepool’s restaurant tables. Raudins serves up quality French food while Krimo’s is the place to go for tasty Mediterranean food. Casa del Mar is a great place to sample Spanish food or you can head to Quattro Mori for delectable Italian cuisine.
Bus and coach services as well as other transportation services in Hartlepool are able to make use of the efficient road links in the area such as the A179 and A689. The Durham Coast Line also runs through Hartlepool serving both Hartlepool and Seaton Carew railway stations. Newcastle Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport are the closest links to air-transport while Hartlepool Docks, owned by PD Ports, offers access to large and small vessels.