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Darlington

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Darlington is a town in County Durham. Best known for its pioneering role in the development of the railway in the 19th Century.

Get in

Durham Tees Valley Airport [1] - domestic flights to Aberdeen, Jersey and Southampton, international flights to Spain, Turkey, Malta, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Ireland and Netherlands.

Bank Top Station [2] - 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.

See

The Darlington Railway Centre and Museum exhibits some of the earliest steam locomotives to be found any where in the world.

"Art in the Yards" - large scale art works in an open air setting.

Ulnaby - buried medieval village, half mile walk from town.

Buy

Cornmill Shopping Centre - [3]

Eat

Joe Rigatoni's, Imperial Centre, Grange Road, [4] - Reasonably priced Italian style dishes such as pasta and pizza.

Soho Restaurant, 156 Northgate, [5] - 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, [6] - National chain restaurant serving Italian style food such as pizzas and pasta dishes. Decent wine selection.

Garden of India, 43-44 Bondgate, [7] - featured in the Wining and Dining Guide, serves it's own lager, Kayani.

Ochis, 30-32 Bondgate, [8]- Caribbean and Mediterranean restaurant, features live music nights. Check for opening times.

Drink

Most of the bars are clustered in an area around Skinnergate, which runs parallel to High Row, connected by a number of alleyways.

Sleep

  • Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 8QH, [9]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. From £45.
  • Bannatyne Hotel, [10]. From £50.
  • 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.

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