Welcome to This is Darlington

Visitors Guide To Darlington


Welcome to This is Darlington - your guide to accommodation, restaurants, bars and entertainment in Darlington!

There is a real buzz in Darlington, where vibrant street theatre sits hand in hand with the attractive Quaker architecture of High Row, the Town Clock and Victorian Market Hall, which preside over the new pedestrianised town centre.

Discover its many pleasures for yourself - stroll around the town centre, dip a toe in the Water Cascade sculpture or sit and watch the world go by from a pavement café.

With more independent and designer shops than many other towns of a similar size, it is a smart choice for shoppers where you are guaranteed to find something different.

When the lights go down, dress up for an evening at the Edwardian Civic Theatre, or enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the Arts Centre and Forum Music Centre. There are also plenty of amazing restaurants, stylish bars, clubs and award-winning real ale bars in which to find that great North Eastern welcome. Darlington folk are justifiably proud of the town's world famous rail heritage so no trip would be complete without a visit to the Darlington Railway Centre & Museum to see Stephenson's 'Locomotion' and enjoy family fun events.

Darlington has plenty of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets - from 5 star golf and spar resorts to cosy bed and breakfasts you're sure to find somewhere to rest your head!




Odeon Cinema Times

The Odeon Darlington is located on Northgate, which is the main North Road in and out of Darlington Town Centre. The cinema has three screens with capacity for 800 cinema goers. There is a KFC and Pizza King restaurant nearby. Odeon Darlington has no dedicated car parking facilities therefore the parking is off-road or the […]

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Darlington Civic Theatre

An historic building with a reputation for providing outstanding entertainment. Over the years many famous names have appeared at the theatre, including Anna Pavlova, Tommy Cooper, Dame Margot Fonteyn, Rex Harrison, Dame Vera Lynn and Mickey Rooney. The Civic Theatre still attracts the biggest names in the theatre world and is a sought after venue for […]

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The Forum Music Centre

Where else in Darlington can you watch blues, rock, reggae, opera, jazz, live comedians, orchestras and brass bands… learn to play African percussion, didgeridoo, bass, guitar, drums… rehearse your act, perform in front of a live audience, record a professionally reproduced album or promote your own musical skills? The Forum, Darlington’s home for live music. […]

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Darlington Arts Centre

Darlington Arts Centre is housed in a splendid Victorian Building. It is a lively bustling venue hosting arts events and activities for all ages and interests at all times of the day and night. Regular activities include children’s holiday workshops, film, theatre, dance and music. Formerly a teacher training college, Darlington Arts Centre is one […]

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Gala Bingo Darlington

Gala Bingo is one of the best places to go where you can have a drink, a bite to eat and also win prize money so you can leave with more money than you came with!! They also offer you a safe, secure and friendly environment, which is either a great place to bring your […]

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What’s On in Darlington

Darlington What’s On and Events Guide. View full listings for all music, theatre and live events showing in and around Darlington.  

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