The Parish Church of St Hilda, Abbess of Hartlepool

In keeping with our monastic origins, and as a member of the Open Churches Trust, St Hilda’s welcomes visitors both to services and on Wednesdays 11.30 am - 1 pm & 2 - 4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 - 4 pm. As well as splendid architecture and a warm welcome, the church offers a Visitor Centre with modern display panels (some interactive) which trace the history and the church and the Headland through the ages.

Groups are welcome to contact us to arrange for a visit at any convenient time; guided tours and more substantial refreshments are available on request.

The other main attraction on the Headland is the Heugh Battery, which is only a few minutes’ walk away.

Also not far away are Hartlepool Marina, HMS Trincomalee, Museum of the Royal Navy and the Museum of Hartlepool.

Make the most of your visit to Hartlepool!

Continue to a virtual tour in pictures

or to a guided tour with spoken commentary…