Visit Darlington

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Darlington, a contemporary market town with a pedestrianised, compact town centre where shopaholics can discover what makes Darlington special: its range of designer and independent shops and quality markets with a gorgeous lunch in a continental cafe.

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.

Try letting off steam in one of four pools or on fun slides at the North East’s No 1 leisure venue, The Dolphin Centre. Stroll around beautiful South Park or explore the sculptures at our newest park, West Park.

And when the lights go down, art lovers will enjoy the Edwardian Civic Theatre, Arts Centre and Darlington’s hottest new music venue, The Forum Music Centre for live Comedy Club too.