Darlington

Darlington is a traditional market town which has managed to stay faithful to its heritage and roots whilst developing an attractive and contemporary town centre. There is a real 'buzz' in Darlington where vibrant street theatre sits hand in hand with the attractive Quaker architecture of High Row, the Town Clock and Victorian Market Hall, which preside over the new pedestrianised town centre.

Discover the difference in Darlington for yourself - stroll around the town centre, dip a toe in the Water Cascade sculpture or sit and watch the world go by from a pavement café.

With more independent and designer shops than many other towns of a similar size in the North East, it is the shoppers' first choice and where you are guaranteed to find something different.

When the lights go down dress up for a night at the Edwardian Civic Theatre, or enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the Arts Centre and Forum Music Centre.  There are also plenty of amazing restaurants, stylish bars, clubs and award-winning real ale bars to find that great Northern welcome.

Darlington

Darlington

Darlington is a traditional market town with an approximate 100,000 population, which has managed to stay faithful to its heritage and roots whilst developing an attractive and contemporary town centre, which appeals to visitors of all ages. There is a real 'buzz' in Darlington where vibrant street theatre sits hand in hand with the attractive Quaker architecture of High Row, the Town Clock and Victorian Market Hall, which preside over the new pedestrianised town centre. Discover the...

Broken Scar Picnic Spot

Broken Scar Picnic Spot

Broken Scar is a designated picnic site on the A67 on the outskirts of Darlington heading towards Barnard Castle. The site has parking and a childrens play area and is pleasantly situated close to the River Tees where walks along this bank of the river are available.

Middleton-One-Row Village

Middleton-One-Row Village

Middleton-One-Row is situated to the east of Darlington, just north of the River Tees. The village originally consisted of a single row of houses on the north side of the village green, giving the village its name. It is now an attractive Darlington village, close to nearby Durham Tees Valley Airport and features as one of the walks in the 'walk the Darlington way ...' guide, taking in attractive Dinsdale Wood, once home to the Old Spa House, now converted into attractive residential...

Neasham Village

Neasham Village

Neasham is a village approximately four miles to the south east of Darlington. The village sits on the banks of the River Tees which, at that point, marks the border between the counties of Durham and North Yorkshire. The layout of Neasham consists of one main street, Teesway, which runs west to east for about half a mile. In the summer visitors come to the village for canoeing, cycling and horse riding – a horse can be guaranteed to be seen everyday in the village in the summer. An...

Piercebridge Village

Piercebridge Village

Piercebridge is built on the site of a Roman fort of AD 260-270, which was built at the point where Dere Street crossed the River Tees. The settlement has been in continuous use thereafter. The remains of the Roman fort are open to the public and the remains of the Roman bridge over the Tees lie around 100 yards south of the current course of the river. Henry Clay Work, the American composer of 'Marching Through Georgia,' heard of the odd incident in the George Hotel, Piercebridge, when the...

Croft -on-Tees Village

Croft -on-Tees Village

Croft-on-Tees village, though strictly speaking located in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, looks most closely to Darlington, from which it is divided only at the boundary, by the atmospheric River Tees. It stands on the opposite bank of the river from Darlington's Hurworth-on-Tees village, on the A167. The attractive bridge over the river between Croft and Hurworth marks the boundary between North Yorkshire and County Durham - the exact point of transition is the fourth of the...

Heighington Village

Heighington Village

Heighington is situated between Darlington and Shildon, near Newton Aycliffe. One of its most significant features is St Michael’s Church. It is also known for its four pubs, The Cumby Arms, Bay Horse, George And Dragon and The Dog Inn, which lies just outside of the village. In 2006 Heighington beat out 11 other villages around the UK to become the BBC’s Perfect Village, reflecting the beauty and community spirit of the place.

Hurworth Village

Hurworth Village

Hurworth-on-Tees is situated to the south of Darlington, next to the meeting point of the River Skerne and River Tees. The church of All Saints lies in the middle of the village; it was extensively rebuilt in the 1830s and again in 1871. It is thought that there may have been a church on the site as early as the 12th Century. The village has an attractive Market Cross plus number of local shops and amenities. There is also the Buttercups Pottery studio where you can try your hand at...

South Park Picnic Spot

South Park Picnic Spot

A popular picnic venue, South Park is a great place for today’s generation, after its multi-million pound Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project. It was the first Victorian Park in the North East of England and was opened to the public in 1853 as Belasses Park. Its size has increased to its present 91 acres and the superb restoration work has added new sensory, rock and rose gardens to the existing award-winning displays. You can also enjoy a splendid lake, bandstand, new play areas,...

River Tees Bank - Picnic Spot, Hurworth Place

River Tees Bank - Picnic Spot, Hurworth Place

Picnic on the grassy bank of the River Tees at this tranquil spot, close to the bridge. Croft-on-Tees, though strictly speaking located in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, looks most closely to Darlington, from which it is divided only at the boundary, by the atmospheric River Tees. It stands on the opposite bank of the river from Darlington's Hurworth-on-Tees on the A167. The attractive bridge over the river between Croft and Hurworth marks the boundary between North...