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County - County Durham | Map
Tel code: 01325 | code search
Postcode: DL1 | code search
Population: 99000
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Birthplace of:
Sir John Summerson
Nicola Wilson

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Folk Customs:
Durham Miners Gala
Greatham Sword Dance
Singing from Durham Cathedral Tower

Darlington Events

June
Raby Classic Car and Bike Show

July
Darlington by the Sea

August
Darlington 10km Road Run & 2km Fun Run

September
Darlington Community Walk
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Harewood Lodge
"clean and friendly.beds well comfie.1st class breakfast.would definitively stay again.And recommend.Thanks to you both.Carol.xx

Date visited: 02 04 2011 ..." More

Paddock Farm Nursery & Water Gardens
"I was recommended by a friend to come here and I'm very pleased that I did. I keep several aquariums and I find that the prices are cheap and ..." More

Hotel Bannatyne Darlington
"Good Points: Very nice staff - very friendly and efficient, clean rooms, good facilities. General review: Good

Date visited: 2010-02-10 ..." More

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"The town started life as a Saxon settlement on the river Skerne, the market now lies in the centre the town as does St Cuthbert’s church, one of the most ..." More

Darlington Reviews (31)

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Latest reviews | Events in Darlington | 10 Places to Stay

A great place to relax and unwind with unique heritage and contemporary attractions, this award-winning, floral town will certainly surprise and delight you!
Set in the Tees Valley, with the glorious York and Durham Dales, Northumberland coast and capital cities just a hop away, Darlington has been a regional centre since Saxon times, and rose to prominence with the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825.
Justifiably proud of its railway pioneers, Darlington celebrates its rail heritage at the Railway Centre & Museum, which houses the world's first passenger-pulling locomotive, "Locomotion No 1" and today celebrates rail heritage with a contemporary twist with the stunning floral replica of Locomotion and the spectacular life size brick sculpture "Train", an all-year-round attraction. A shopper's paradise, Darlington boasts twice weekly open air markets, monthly Farmer's Markets and speciality French and seasonal Christmas market plus an original Victorian Market Hall - as befits a pioneering market town. Modern, bright and airy shopping malls and designer/speciality outlets in the medieval-like Yards and Wynds or the up-market Imperial Quarter complete the shopping mix in a town which is compact and easy to get around. After a fun-filled shopping session, take a break and relax in an aroma-filled continental café or bistro to watch the world go by.
With its unique range of accommodation ranging from historic castles and country houses to award-winning B&B's, guest houses and self-catering facilities, your Darlington base for exploring is enviable. By day or night, Darlington offers plenty of entertainment to chose from, ranging from street theatre, live music, art exhibitions, a 51 acre town centre park, hugely successful Edwardian theatre and award-winning Dolphin Leisure complex, plus great pubs, bars and restaurants. Population 99,000

Accountant

A B W Services
Carter Thompson Associates
Hurst Accountants

Association

National Association of Youth Theatres
Thermal Insulation Contractors Association

Attraction

Head of Steam
Paddock Farm Nursery & Water Gardens
Piercebridge Roman Bridge (EH)
Piercebridge Roman Fort
Raby Castle

Budget

Aston Hotel *book online*
Premier Hotel *book online*
Premier Inn Darlington *book online*
Spa Hotel *book online*

Camping

Carrsides Farm
Newbus Grange Country Park

Caravan Park

Newbus Grange Country Park
Winston Farm Caravan Park

Care Home

Eastbourne Care Home
Elderwood

Hundens Park
North Park
Rydal Care Home
Springfield Care Home

Cinema

Odeon Darlington

Classes

Dance - Born To Dance
Yoga - Rumana Health Ltd

Club

Escapade

Council

Darlington Borough Council

Dentist

Middleton St George Dental Practice
Mr A Wilson
MSG Dental Practice

Doctor

Bagshaw & Williams
Blacketts Medical Practice
Carmel Medical Practice
Clifton Court Medical Practice
Parkgate Health Centre

Estate Agent

Ashley Smith
Charltons
Cordey Liddle

Cornerstone
Freitag Peter Associates
Martin Currington
Nick Carver Estate Agents

Farmers Market

Darlington Farmers Market

Golf Club

Blackwell Grange Golf Club
Darlington Golf Club
Stressholme Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Bannatyne Health Ltd

Inn

Kings Hotel
The Harrowgate Hill Lodge

Market

Darlington Craft Fair
Darlington Farmers Market
Darlington Market

Performing Arts

Arts Centre
Darlington Civic Theatre
Darlington Orchestra
Jive Junction

Pub and Bar

Artful Dodgers Bar
Bay Horse Inn

Blacketts
Britannia Inn
Brown Trout
Emerson Arms
Jack Horners
Rosie's
Route 66 American Theme Bar
Tap & Spile

Restaurant

Antony’s
Atlantic Grill
Bay Horse Inn
Cafe Indigo
Lion of Asia
Maxine's
Old Yard Tapas Bar
Spice Island
Star of Bengal
Ziza Caravaggio

School

Abbey Infant School
Alderman Leach Primary School

Cockerton C of E Primary School
Corporation Road Primary School
Holy Family RC Primary School
Jive Junction
Longfield Comprehensive School
North Road Primary School
Polam Hall School
Reid Street Infant & Junior Primary School
St Augustine’s RC Primary School

Self-Catering

Darlington Apartments
Luxury Darlington Apartments
Railway House

Solicitor

Close Thornton Solicitors LLP
Cohens Solicitors
Darling & Stephensons
Hodgsons & Mortimer
Michael Rayner

Taxi

1 ABC Radio Taxis
1 Abc Radio Taxis
Ace Cars

Billy's Taxis
Station Taxis
Taxicall Darlington
United Taxis

Theatre

Arts Centre
Darlington Civic Theatre

Vet

Stanhope Park Veterinary Practice

Sports Clubs

Darlington CC (Cricket)
Darlington Football Club (Football)
Darlington RA CC (Cricket)
Darlington Railway Athletic (Amateur Football)
Dolphin Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Ferryhill Wheelers CC (Cycling)
Haughton Volleyball Club (Volleyball)
Koizumi Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Richmond & Darlington CC (Cycling)
Rockcliffe Park CC (Cricket)

Shops

The Book Cellar
Ottakar's PLC
Floral Box

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Boots
Burtree House Farm
Dirk Pittaway
Early Learning Centre
Rymans
Paddock Farm Water Gardens
Ele Ridge Gardens
Gardeners Barn
Plants Garden Centre
Growing Green
Petcetera
Inspirations
Dorothy Perkins
Carmel Pharmacy
Clifford T Rees
Garage Street Shoes
Leggs
Waterstones
J D Sports
BodyShop
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Artists - UK
Angelo's Art Gallery
Majestic Wine
Wickes
Acorn Dairy
Piercebridge Farm
The Health Warehouse
H Samuel
Peacocks
B&Q
Precious Hair and Beauty
Lloyds Pharmacy
Rowlands Pharmacy
Barratt Shoes
Specsavers
T K Maxx
Hallmark Cards
Box Clothing
Pets At Home
The Chaos
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Esteem Hair & Beauty
Joulani
River Island
Topman
Topshop
BHS
Cream and Browns Florist

Antiques

Tango Curios
Pandoras Box
Old English
Bentley Swift & Co

Activities

Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
National Paintball Games(Adventure)
Gentlemen and Lady Archers of Darlington(Archery)
Teesside Flight Centre(Aviation Sports)
Cycling in Darlington(Cycling)
Jubilee Lakes(Fishing)
Croft Motor Racing Circuit(Motor Sports)
Military Vehicle Pursuits(Motor Sports)
Etek Riding Centre(Riding)

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Ketton Hall Riding Stables(Riding)

Places to Stay near Darlington

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Premier Hotel (0.17 miles)

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King's Hotel (0.22 miles)

King

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The Kings Hotel is a boutique hotel situated on Priestgate in Darlington’s town centre, the hotel has 26 en-suite bedrooms, a secure free parking facility for 21 cars, free internet ... More

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Trudy's Guesthouse (0.38 miles)

Trudy
Trudy and Ronnie have been welcoming visitors since 1999 and have hundreds and hundreds of satisfied customers who often return to visit. As a well travelled engineer himself, Ronnie knows just how important ... More | visit website
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Hotel Bannatyne Darlington (0.53 miles)

Hotel Bannatyne Darlington

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A superb City Centre Hotel in the heart of Darlington. Easy access from the A1(m), train station and Durham Tees Valley Airport. Free Access to the Health Club facilities located ... More

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Business Class @ Greenhills (0.80 miles)

Business Class @ Greenhills

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Business class @ Greenhills-setting new standards for opulence, exclusivity and luxury living in County Durham with this new serviced apartment, available for short term lets with no minimum stay. Serviced ... More

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Blackwell Grange Hotel (1.08 miles)

Blackwell Grange Hotel

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Unwind in the elegance of this beautiful and historic 17th century mansion, set in 15 acres of its woodland. The hotel has 110 en-suite bedrooms with all the facilities one would expect. ... More

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Darlington Apartments (1.44 miles)

Darlington Apartments

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Darlington Apartments offer comfortable and well-equipped apartments in a modern and well-maintained development. The property benefits from secure entry system and allocated parking, they are fully furnished, and include everything ... More

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Luxury Darlington Apartments (1.68 miles)

Luxury Darlington Apartments

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"Sleep with us tonight" represents the chance of staying in an exclusive high quality development of apartments and mews houses in the picturesque village of Cockerton, a long established and ... More

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Premier Inn Darlington (1.92 miles)

Premier Inn Darlington
Ideally located within easy reach of the A1(M) and conveniently positioned for Darlington train station. Local attractions include a large cinema, bowling alley and a retail park. Our Darlington Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly ... More | visit website
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Railway House (1.98 miles)

Railway House
The Railway House Accommodation stands on an older public house site that once served ales when the Darlington to Stockton railway first opened. It has been upgraded and refurbished to a high standard to provide ... More | visit website

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