Darlington (locally nicknamed Darlo) is a town in County Durham. Best known for its pioneering role in the development of the railway in the 19th Century.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

  • 1 Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME IATA). domestic flights to Aberdeen, Jersey and Southampton, international flights to Spain, Turkey, Malta, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Ireland and Netherlands.    

By trainEdit

  • Bank Top Station. train station with local and mainline services. British Rail connects to Darlington Railway Station from most large towns and cities. There is an office for Europe car Hire cars in the town.

By busEdit

Arriva buses connect Darlington to most local areas.


"Art in the Yards" - large scale art works in an open air setting.

Ulnaby - buried medieval village, half mile walk from town.



  • Pizza Express, 1 Skinnergate. National chain restaurant serving Italian style food such as pizzas and pasta dishes. Decent wine selection.
  • Garden of India, 43-44 Bondgate. Featured in the Wining and Dining Guide, serves its own lager, Kayani.
  • [dead link] Ochis, 30-32 Bondgate. Caribbean and Mediterranean restaurant, features live music nights. Check for opening times.


Most of the bars are clustered in an area around Skinnergate, which runs parallel to High Row, connected by a number of alleyways.


  • Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington, DL3 8QH. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. From £45.
  • Bannatyne Hotel, Darlington, DL3 7HZ. From £50.
  • Kings Hotel, Preistgate, DL1 1NW. From £45.
  • Headlam Hall Hotel, Headlam, near Gainford, DL2 3HA. A country hotel 7 miles from Darlington (about 20 min drive) with spa and golf facilities. Rooms from £90.
  • Rockcliffe Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, DL2 2DU. A luxury country hotel 5 miles from Darlington (15 min drive), with spa and golf facilities. Contact hotel for room rates.


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Routes through Darlington
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