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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.

Tourist Attractions in and near Peterlee to Visit

Activities

Activities

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.

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

HMS Trinacomalee 7.1 miles Visit this lovely old wooden ship.

Churches

Churches

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.

Museums

Museums

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.

Outdoors

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)
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How to get to Peterlee
Peterlee, off the A19 south of Sunderland.

Peterlee Tourist Information Centre

  • 4 Upper Yoden Way
    Peterlee
    SR8 1AX
    Tel: 0191 586 4450
    Email: touristinfo@peterlee.gov.uk
Hotels
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
Thursday 23rd October
Day :Overcast skies16°C Overcast skies
Night :Partly cloudy skies13°C Partly cloudy skies
Friday 24th October
Day :Light drizzle13°C Light drizzle
Night :Clear skies8°C Clear skies
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