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