Parking prices and information for the upcoming and much-anticipated Tall Ships taking place next month has been released.

Hartlepool Borough Council (HBC) have released parking prices and instructions for the Tall Ships event taking place from Thursday (July 6) through to Sunday (July 9).

Prices for cars and vans will come in at £10 per day, £10 per day for Blue Badge, £5 for motorbikes, and £25 for coaches.

Those looking to attend can now pre-book their their parking space in preparation for the event.

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Visitors can expect four days of music, performances, and fun for the family, capped off by the Tall Ships races on Saturday (July 8).

Those looking to book a spot will need to visit Hartlepool Borough Council's website and have their vehicle details and payment information prepared.

A HBC spokesperson said: "This Summer the Tall Ships are coming back to Hartlepool!

"After the last visit in 2010, a warm North East welcome awaits a fleet of over 30 ships and 1000’s of people as they join in and celebrate at one of the largest FREE maritime events in the UK.

"Four days of at atmospheric celebrations will transform Hartlepool’s Waterfront into a spectacular display of music, art, dance and song and of course there’s the Ships!"

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Parking will be available between 9am to 12am from Thursday to Saturday, while it will be available from 6am to 6pm.

There will be car parking within walking distance of the site, with many different car parks available.

There will also be multiple buses servicing the area each hour, while park and ride buses for disabled access will also be available.

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There will be lots of water refill stations located throughout the event site at all Information Point, and visitors are encourage to bring refillable water bottles.

Blue Badge Parking will be available in the closest car parks to the event site, only metres away from the first Tall Ship on Harbour Walk, while permits can be purchased in advance through the website. 

To find out more, visit here.