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!




Rockliffe Hall

Surrounded by parkland in a curve of the River Tees, Rockliffe Hall promises peace, space and time to unwind. The 18th-century Hall and grounds have been carefully restored and extended to create a luxury hotel, spa and golf course; a 21st-century, country retreat. Set in the quiet County Durham countryside, between the villages of Croft […]

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The Devonport Hotel

The Devonport Hotel is a country house hotel run as a family business containing 18 bedrooms, 16 of which are en suite. There is a top class fine dining restaurant for both residents & public use. An accompanying lounge bar provides further high class bar food to go with cask ales & an extensive choice […]

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Harewood Lodge

Harewood Lodge is a family owned and managed guest house. Offering guest’s excellent quality accommodation at an affordable price and is furnished to a high standard , with a warm and friendly atmosphere. A full English breakfast is included with room bookings and special diets catered for by prior arrangement. Harewood Lodge has a total […]

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The Boot and Shoe

Conveniently located on a corner of Darlington’s well-kept, cobbled marketplace, the newly refurbished ‘Boot and Shoe’ is the ideal base for both business travellers and visitors touring County Durham, Land of the Prince Bishops. Centrally heated and with every facility close at hand, most rooms feature a generously-sized, fully fitted en-suite shower room and all […]

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The Railway House

The Railway House Serviced Apartments 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 Serviced apartments within walking distance of the Railway Station (Hence the name) and museum where you could find the […]

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Premier Inn Darlington

With over 460 hotels, Premier Travel Inn makes it easy to find a place to stay when away from home. Average Price: £60 Our Rating: 2 HH  

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Kings Hotel

A boutique hotel on Priestgate in Darlington’s town centre, the King’s Hotel has 26 en suite rooms, free internet access and secure free parking for 21 cars. The King’s Hotel has a spacious reception lounge area and offers competitive rates that include continental breakfast. In the evening, try the wide range of restaurants and bars […]

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Hotel Bannatyne

Hotel Bannatyne, Darlington comprises sixty contemporary and elegant rooms.  Ideally located for both business and pleasure the hotel is situated in the heart of this increasingly fashionable town, offering an atmosphere of indulgence, style and comfort. Average Price: £85 Our Rating: 3 HHH     

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St George Hotel

Comfortable, modernised hotel within the boundary of Durham Tees Valley Airport. With easy access to the business areas of Tees Valley and the countryside of North Yorkshire. The St George Hotel is the ideal resting place for business and leisure guests alike. Our 59 well-appointed bedrooms offer guests the following services as standard: Only 150 […]

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The George Hotel

Situated on the banks of the River Tees, The George hotel is much more than a coaching inn. Behind it’s traditional facade, the George has a wonderful Ball room, recently renovated, a restaurant overlooking the river, function rooms and 36 bedrooms, many with river facing views Average Price: £60 Our Rating: 3 HHH    

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Hall Garth Golf and Country Club Hotel

Darlington Hotel, Hall Garth is a stunning period property is set within 67 acres of its own parkland.It has its own 9 hole 72 par golf course, a beautiful indoor swimming pool together with a steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna, gymnasium and solarium. Add to this their beauty salon, The Beauty Room, and it is easy […]

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Walworth Castle

Walworth Castle Hotel is set in the rolling countryside of the Tees valley, just to the west of Darlington and close to the A1(M) in County Durham. It was built in 1189 and is one of the few castle hotels in England.Each of the 34 bedrooms and numerous reception rooms has its own particular character […]

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Newbus Grange Country Park Camping & Caravan Parks

Newbus Grange Country Park is a beautiful holiday retreat, situated between the pretty villages of Neasham and Hurworth in what was once the rose gardens of a country house. Although only a couple of miles from all the facilities you could need, Newbus Grange takes you to a delightfully different world of peace and tranquillity. […]

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