Darlington offers a quiet country retreat with a bright local character. Wander through the buzzing town centre, full of independent shops and galleries. Explore the beautiful countryside of North East England.
Or while away an afternoon in a cosy café before retreating to your luxury hotel.
A thriving market town within easy reach of some of the North East’s most spectacular scenery.
Things to do
HISTORY & CULTURE
Darlington is proud of its heritage as the birthplace of passenger railways. Find out more about this claim to fame at the Darlington Railway Centre, which hosts many family activity days. The town also boasts a fine art gallery and open-air sculpture trails to explore.
Stretch your legs exploring one of Darlington’s many parks and woodlands. Or go slightly further afield to discover the rolling green hills and snaking cobblestone walls of the Yorkshire Dales. For a real adventure, travel to the east and hike across the wild and desolate North York Moors National Park.
Your luxury escape near Darlington makes a wonderful base for exploring more of North East England. You could travel to Durham, a historic city perched on the banks of the River Wear. Stroll through charming cobbled streets and climb up to the castle and grand medieval cathedral – an important World Heritage Site.
While in Darlington, pay a visit to South Park. Opened in 1853, this beautiful park was recently restored to its former glory.
Top tip from SLH