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Founded in 1948, Peterlee was among the first 'New towns' to be created after World War II. The town was named after Peter Lee, a prominent local miner.

Although not a 'Pit Town', the new commercial and manufacturing centre provided housing and employment for the residents of former mining villages.

As Peterlee's centrepiece, architectural designer Victor Passmore created the abstract Apollo Pavilion.

Today the new town is noted for its large open green spaces and in recent years many of the town's public buildings have been relocated to accommodate the £24 million redevelopment of the town centre.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Peterlee to Visit



Pirate Petes Castle Adventure Young children are sure to enjoy some time here.

Fun Shack 6.1 miles A great place for the children to have fun.

HMS Trinacomalee 7.1 miles Visit this lovely old wooden ship.

Hartlepools Historic Quay 7.1 miles Discover seafaring as Lord Nelson saw it.



St Mary the Virgin Church 6.0 miles A lovely late-Saxon church to see.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Hartlepool Art Gallery 7.2 miles A gallery with good exhibitions.



Seaton Holme Discovery Centre 2.0 miles Discover the history of this area.

Museum of Hartlepool 7.0 miles Discover the history of the town.


Out & About

Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve One of the best places in the area for a walk.

Towns Near Peterlee To Visit - straight line distance:

Easington (1.85 miles) Seaham (5.38 miles) Hartlepool (7.11 miles) Durham (9.71 miles)
How to get to Peterlee
Peterlee, off the A19 south of Sunderland.

Peterlee Tourist Information Centre

  • 4 Upper Yoden Way
    SR8 1AX
    Tel: 0191 586 4450
Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel
Hesleden Peterlee TS27 4PA

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
The Bell Guesthouse
Sunderland Road Peterlee SR8 4PF

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Peterlee Weather
Monday 27th April
Day :Partly cloudy skies10°C Partly cloudy skies
Night :Patchy rain possible4°C Patchy rain possible
Tuesday 28th April
Day :Light rain shower9°C Light rain shower
Night :Light drizzle3°C Light drizzle
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