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!




Cornmill Shopping Centre

The Cornmill Centre is in the heart of Darlington, close to the bus routes and Darlington train station, with entrances on the main streets. There is parking for over 2000 cars within an easy 5 min walk. Cornmill Shopping Centre in Darlington offers an exciting range of over 50 shops providing up to the minute […]

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Binns – House of Fraser

With over one hundred brand names to choose from, Binn’s offers you the very best shopping experience. Located within a victorian building, Binns is situated on High row, right in the heart of town. There’s a total of five floors you can wander around and a vast number of ares on each floor including: womensware, […]

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Queens Arcade

With over 20 shops the Queens Arcade offers you a unique shopping experience. Bringing you fresh produce of vegetables, meat and flowers …..Music, books, hi-fi & videos and stationery. Situated in a recently refurbished modern arcade.  

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