Hartlepool is a British port on the east coast of the UK, with a tradition of maritime activity. In 2010, the town played host to the Tall Ships Races, receiving some 125 Tall Ships in its harbor. Spend some time around the harbor and the city centre, visit the nearby North York Moors national park, or relive the heyday of the British navy at the Maritime Experience. If you have come to like the mastclimbing on board, there is a boulder park in Summerhill where you can reach for the top again!
Belfast is the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. It started out as a small hamlet with fertile land along the mouth of the Lagan. Soon, marauders and pirates realised Belfast’s lough was deep and their shores were the perfect haven for repairing sea ravaged ships. Today Belfast is a wonderful city to explore! Visit the Titanic quarter waterfront, the Ulster Museum, or the Odyssey area where you’ll find lots of entertainment. And spend some time in one of Belfast’s many pubs.