A town to be proud of.

Have a little look at what makes Darlington a town to be reckoned with, a town that deserves it's place in history books.

Based on the cusp of the Tees Valley and nestled in the picturesque surroundings of County Durham, Darlington is easily reached by road, rail and air with Teesside International Airport on the doorstep.

A location where a town meets the River Skerne and a countryside dotted with castles, scenic walks and villages.
A historical borough built on steam power and the determination to change the world, a population with coal, fire and steel in our blood.

The town is Anglo-Saxon in origin and has always been a hive of activity and has been a market town long before railways and the textile industry made Darlington’s name globally.
From the Shambles-style yards and wynds off High Row, to trendy Grange Road and Duke Street, to Bondgate and beyond, there’s a whole world of shopping and dining to enjoy, teeming with independent businesses just waiting for you to walk through the door.

For a trip filled with culture and history, catch one of the touring or local shows at the Hippodrome. Learn about our proud railway heritage at Head of Steam, explore the Tees Cottage Pumping Station. See the Brick Train or the Piercebridge Roman Bridge.
With a huge variety of events taking place throughout the year, tourist attractions and hidden gems to discover, there’s always something to do or see.