Located in Durham, North East of England, Darlington is famous for the world's first passenger train journey travelling through the town making it the heart of railway engineering. Located along the River Skerne, you'll find a choice of Hotels in Darlington that put you close to the Darlington Railway Museum, making this perfect for families and couples alike. Along with the rail heritage and bustling market town, Darlington also has a selection of independent designer shops making it an ideal for those on the lookout for the latest fashion.
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Book one of our hotels in Darlington and you'll be just a stone's throw away from two great railway museums. Head of Steam, formerly known as the Darlington Railway Museum; located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, includes the first passenger-carrying steam engine. Robert Stephenson's Locomotion No.1. Croft Circuit also resides here; a working race track that offers racing car driving experience packages, located just 2.4 miles from our Darlington Hotel. Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon, is a great day out for families and is located about 12 miles by car from our Darlington Hotel.
Things to do near Darlington
Kids will love the North East's finest indoor play centre too, the Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World; where you'll find a number of attractions including a much-loved climbing wall, just 14 minutes from our Scotch Corner A1 Southbound Hotel. If you prefer to get out and about, our Darlington Hotels offer the ideal base for exploring the North East. Darlington also caters for those with a passion for history, with the historic 16th Century mansion Walworth Castle located nearby, coupled with the Raby Castle, you'll be spoilt for choice. Alternatively, if you want to explore the local countryside, you'll love South Park, with its extensive greenery, it's the ideal location to enjoy a picnic with the whole family and with the outdoor concerts that take place here, you'll be fully entertained during your stay in Darlington.