A video of landmarks in Darlington including;

  • The town centre
  • St Cuthbert's Church
  • The Victorian Indoor Market
  • The Clock Tower
  • Pease Place Statue
  • Tees Cottage Pumping House
  • Head of Steam Railway Museum
  • South park
  • Darlington Food Festival
  • Walworth Castle Hotel
  • Rockliffe Hall
  • Broken Scar
  • Darlington Hippodrome
  • Brick Train
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Welcome to Enjoy Darlington

Darlington is a contemporary market town where people can discover what makes the town special.

With more independent shops than any others of a similar size, it is a smart choice for shoppers where you are guaranteed to find something different. Browse a range of designer and independent shops and explore the historic yards. Visit the Victorian Covered Market, take a stroll down to the fantastic library then relax in one of our many cafes, bars & restaurants.

We are justifiably proud of Darlington's world famous rail heritage so no trip would be complete without a visit to the Head of Steam to see Stephenson’s “Locomotion” and enjoy some family fun events.

When the lights go down, catch a show at the wonderful Darlington Hippodrome or watch a gig at The Forum. See the latest film at Vue or the Odeon cinema and there’s also plenty of amazing restaurants, bars and clubs in the town. Try one of our award-winning cocktail or real ale bars in which you’ll find that great north eastern welcome.

There’s also plenty of accommodation to choose from which suit a range of tastes and budgets. From 5-star golf resorts and spas to cosy bed and breakfasts.

View/download our town centre Food & Drink and Tourist Guide for more information. 

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Our Town


Christmas events!

There’s a full calendar of events and activities happening in Darlington over the coming months.

Christmas Markets

Thursday 05 December 10:00AM - Saturday 07 December 05:00PM on the market square

Jack & The Beanstalk

From 7:00PM, Friday, December 06, 2019 to 5:30PM, Sunday, January 05, 2020 at Darlington Hippodrome

Google map plotting all the locations of the food and drink venues

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