Hartlepool is located on the coast of North East England, just north of the River Tees estuary. The town has excellent links by road, rail and sea. HMS Trincomalee is less than 15 miles from Middlesbrough, 30 miles from Newcasle upon Tyne and just 60 easy miles from York.
When arriving in Hartlepool, follow the brown tourism signs for the Historic Quay and look out for the masts of the Ship, which dominate the skyline of the town. There is ample free car and coach parking at the Historic Quay.
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Berthed afloat within Hartlepool's Maritime Experience
Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ
The primary means of getting to Hartlepool is via the A19. All exits to Hartlepool are well sign posted. If travelling from the north, turn off left at the A179 for Hartlepool. If travelling from the south, turn off right at the A689. If appproaching from the west or via the A1, turn on to the A66 and follow it until it intersects the A19 (near Middlesbough), then follow the A19 north to Hartlepool. For route planning visit www,googlemaps.co.uk Sat Nav locator: TS24 0XZ
For visitors to HMS Trincomalee arriving by train, the railway station is located in the centre of Hartlepool, only a few minutes walk from the ship.
Trains run from Hartlepool to Middlesbrough and Newcastle hourly, and at some times of the day every 30 minutes. There are also some services direct to York, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and London Kings Cross. Please note though that services directly from London and Scotland are infrequent, and more often than not a traveller will have to change for Hartlepool at Newcastle or Darlington.
For details visit nationalrail.co.uk
Coach services to and from Hartlepool are frequent and run by a number of operators Pick-up and drop-off points are generally central to the town, close to HMS Trincomalee. Ask your local coach travel agent for details.
Hartlepool is well-served by local buses, both for local journeys and for short trips to other parts of the region. There are also a large number of local taxi firms.