Our borough

Darlington is a large market town with a population of just over 100,000 residents.

The townโ€™s Quaker architecture, well imagined rail and road connections and lively town centre at its heart make it an attractive, vibrant and well-connected place to live and work.

Speaking of work, did we mention that that the average commute in Darlington is just 10 minutes?

Covering an area of almost 80 miยฒ, our borough includes the market town of Darlington with its desirable west-end, generously proportioned detached executive residences around Blackwell, and 'village-like' hubs of Cockerton and West Park in the south west, Haughton Le Skerne and Burtree Garden Village to the North East.

Our 16 parks and 10 nature reserves stretch right across the town. South Park - the oldest park in the region, with its Victorian features is just a short walk from the station and town centre shopping. Surrounded as we are by countryside and the splendour of both the Durham and Yorkshire Dales, and Tees Valley, a country walk and a good pub is never far away.

A perfect mix of town and country, Darlington also encompasses 26 civil parishes. These include the highly desirable and popular commuter villages of:

View into Darlington town centre from St Cuthbert's Church

View into Darlington town centre from St Cuthbert's Churchc (Photo by Murray McLaren)

Hurworth-on-Tees

A house in Hurworth on Tees

Hurworth-on-Tees, surrounded by countryside and with a riverside location, home to Rockliffe Hall, five star luxury golf and spa hotel.

Middleton St George

Cycling in Middleton St George


Middleton St George/Middleton One Row, just two miles from Darlington and wihin easy reach of Teesside International Airport

Low Coniscliffe

Walking in Low Coniscliffe


Low Coniscliffe, set within a picturesque rural setting, river walks and popular Baydale Beck pub. The village also boasts new luxury homes in a riverside location: Coniscliffe Grange by Robinson Homes.

Darlington's villages:

  • Archdeacon Newton,
  • Barmpton,
  • Beaumont Hill
  • Bishopton
  • Brafferton
  • Coatham Mundeville,
  • Denton,
  • Great Burdon
  • Great Stainton,
  • Harrowgate Village,
  • Heighington,
  • High Coniscliffe,
  • Houghton Bank,
  • Houghton-le-Side,
  • Hurworth,
  • Hurworth Place,
  • Killerby,
  • Little Stainton,
  • Low Coniscliffe,
  • Low Dinsdale,
  • Merrybent,
  • Middleton St George,
  • Middleton One Row,
  • Neasham,
  • Oak Tree,
  • Piercebridge,
  • Redworth,
  • Sadberge
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21 September 2021 @17:01
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21 September 2021 @14:00
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21 September 2021 @10:29
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21 September 2021 @08:49