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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
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Steamboat on Hartlepool Historic Quay also café moored on the water
Museum Road, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ, England
+44 1429 860077
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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
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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
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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
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26 February 2015|
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