Durham Tees Valley Airport - domestic flights to Aberdeen, Jersey and Southampton, international flights to Spain, Turkey, Malta, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Ireland and Netherlands.
Bank Top Station - train station with local and mainline services. British Rail connects to Darlington Railway Station from most large towns and cities. There is an office for Europe car Hire cars in the town.
Arriva buses connect Darlington to most local areas.
Joe Rigatoni's, Imperial Centre, Grange Road,  - Reasonably priced Italian style dishes such as pasta and pizza.
Soho Restaurant, 156 Northgate,  - Chinese buffet restaurant with many different dishes to choose from. Open 7 days a week from 12 noon to 11pm, prices range from £4.90 to £7.90 per person depending when you go. Also does takeaways.
Pizza Express, 1 Skinnergate,  - National chain restaurant serving Italian style food such as pizzas and pasta dishes. Decent wine selection.
Garden of India, 43-44 Bondgate,  - featured in the Wining and Dining Guide, serves it's own lager, Kayani.
Ochis, 30-32 Bondgate, - Caribbean and Mediterranean restaurant, features live music nights. Check for opening times.
Headlam Hall Hotel, Headlam, near Gainford, Darlington, DL2 3HA. "http://www.headlamhall.co.uk/", a country hotel 7 miles from Darlington (about 20 min drive) with spa and golf facilities. Rooms from £90.
Rockcliffe Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, DL2 2DU. "http://www.rockliffehall.com/home", a luxury country hotel 5 miles from Darlington (15 min drive), with spa and golf facilities. Contact hotel for room rates.
Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, 9 - 12 Priestgate, DL1 1NW DARLINGTON "http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8911-mercure-darlington-kings-hotel/index.shtml", The hotel is located at the centre of the historic market town, with good access to the A1 train st. and airport. Originally built in the 1600s as a Coaching Inn, the hotel received a large scale refurbishment in 2012 and now offers a nice blend of original features and contemporary design.