We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Good for a quirky lunch

Looking at this old ship from the outside I would never have considered it for a lunch as its run... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Mags B
,
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Coffee break

Ready for a drink and a snack during our visit to the RN museum. Unable to get on the upper deck... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Steve R
,
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Read all 111 reviews
38
All photos (38)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“engine room”(9 reviews)
“sandwiches”(7 reviews)
About
Steamboat on Hartlepool Historic Quay also café moored on the water
Contact
Museum Road, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ, England
+44 1429 860077
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (111)
Filter reviews
111 results
Traveller rating
22
36
33
11
9
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
22
36
33
11
9
Show reviews that mention
All reviews engine room sandwiches free attraction coffee break piece of history great ship well worth a visit ferry humber vessel hull deck board paddle quay
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 111 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Wingfield Castle is neglected and smelly, it has changed since the first time I visited. I brought relatives to visit and we had to hold our noses as the smell was horrendous, needs some TLC

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank valeriemisseldine
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Looking at this old ship from the outside I would never have considered it for a lunch as its run down. We decided to have a look around as it was free. Some parts closed off due to weather. Then we had a look at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mags B
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This old paddle steamer is well worth a visit. It’s a free attraction on the Histotic Quay in Hartlepool. You are able to wander around freely and you can see the engine room. There is also a cafe on board. A good piece of history...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank WendyMagee
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Ready for a drink and a snack during our visit to the RN museum. Unable to get on the upper deck due to weather damage, but had a look round inside. The engines, boilers and stoke hold are visible through large panels. The cafe is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This place is kind of a cool spot. But the ship looks very old and rusted. Hard to get into it as a ship when the Trincomalee is right there. But this ship is free to board which is a plus. The cafe is nice,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NJtoUK2008
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Neglected and unloved she rots away in her last resting place but hopefully she will be restored to health and some vitality soon. The only life left in her is the cafe in the main salon. The engines that brought her to life as a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Looked forward to visiting the Wingfield Castle but unfortunately it has reached such a level of disrepair that it is now not safe to walk around the outside decks and they are not open to the public. The ship itself is in very poor condition...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Normieb41
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Brought back fond memories of travelling across the Humber from New Holland to work in Hull on this ferry.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank graham795
Reviewed 18 September 2017

So sad to see this once great ship falling into disrepair. The top decks are now closed to the public due to weather damage and the paddle areas are just rotting away..So sad.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sycamore68
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Sad to have to give this a negative review as I was looking forward to seeing this historic vessel as they are few and far between in the North of England. At first I wasn't sure if it was open as it's exterior makes it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Liam G
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Best Western Grand Hotel
543 reviews
.16 km away
Hillcarter Hotel
154 reviews
.37 km away
Travelodge Hartlepool Marina Hotel
478 reviews
.44 km away
Premier Inn Hartlepool Marina Hotel
1,052 reviews
.78 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 241 nearby restaurants
Mumbai Majestic Indian Dining
281 reviews
.19 km away
Pappa Caffs
129 reviews
.37 km away
Masala Lounge Hartlepool
129 reviews
.28 km away
The Vestry Cafe
25 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 51 nearby attractions
HMS Trincomalee
688 reviews
1.39 km away
National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool
519 reviews
.56 km away
Hartlepool Quay
275 reviews
.56 km away
Museum of Hartlepool
260 reviews
.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
oscarcaz
26 February 2015|
Answer
Response from Lisa N |
You can only access the main floor in a wheelchair, this has the cafe, the engine room and a deck. There is an accessible toilet. To get to the upper deck there are stairs, the lower deck does have lift access but the two... More
0
Votes