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Guidebook for Darlington

Stephanie

Guidebook for Darlington

Food Scene
600 metres away - a 6 minute walk. A great little café, also known as 'Cantina' run by our friends, Les and Kendra Fry. By day, the perfect spot for that cappuccino or light snack, a poetry evening, or by night a place to dance salsa, kizomba, tango, swing, and to drink rum! It's fun from home!
Voodoo Cafe and Bar
600 metres away - a 6 minute walk. A great little café, also known as 'Cantina' run by our friends, Les and Kendra Fry. By day, the perfect spot for that cappuccino or light snack, a poetry evening, or by night a place to dance salsa, kizomba, tango, swing, and to drink rum! It's fun from home!
650 metres to 'Bannatynes' - offering an up-market lunch, coffee and cake. Great for business meetings too. Stay with us whilst you work there, and pocket the difference!
Bannatyne Hotel Darlington
650 metres to 'Bannatynes' - offering an up-market lunch, coffee and cake. Great for business meetings too. Stay with us whilst you work there, and pocket the difference!
600 metres away. So, you like something different? Popular with locals - fresh bread, cakes and coffee here is just that. And its just an 8 minute walk to the café.
Clervaux Artisan Bakery & Cafe
38 Coniscliffe Rd
600 metres away. So, you like something different? Popular with locals - fresh bread, cakes and coffee here is just that. And its just an 8 minute walk to the café.
600 metres away. Fancy a curry? Best in town, Reema provide one of the best - but book first!
Reema
18 Coniscliffe Rd
600 metres away. Fancy a curry? Best in town, Reema provide one of the best - but book first!
Our visitors rate Sol Tapas for quick, easy and fair priced meals, especially from their early-bird menu (Mon- Thurs 5-7pm).
Sol Tapas Restaurant
Our visitors rate Sol Tapas for quick, easy and fair priced meals, especially from their early-bird menu (Mon- Thurs 5-7pm).
Described as 'awesome' on Trip Advisor, our guests seem to agree.
The Wandering Duck
15 Grange Rd
Described as 'awesome' on Trip Advisor, our guests seem to agree.
Mrs Palmer's Pantry is 'a must' for visitors to Darlington, but check her Tuesday and Thursday opening times on line. If you like cake, you will love Mrs Palmer's.
Mrs Palmer's Pantry
Mrs Palmer's Pantry is 'a must' for visitors to Darlington, but check her Tuesday and Thursday opening times on line. If you like cake, you will love Mrs Palmer's.
Entertainment & Activities
400 metres, Darlington's recently renovated civic sports and leisure centre with huge swimming pool, just 5 minutes walk (2 mins to run) from the front door here at South Terrace.
The Dolphin Centre
400 metres, Darlington's recently renovated civic sports and leisure centre with huge swimming pool, just 5 minutes walk (2 mins to run) from the front door here at South Terrace.
51 miles away through lovely countryside. This glorious open air museum suitable for all ages takes you back to life as it used to be. So many attractions you will be pressed to do them in a day.
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Beamish, the Living Museum of the North
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51 miles away through lovely countryside. This glorious open air museum suitable for all ages takes you back to life as it used to be. So many attractions you will be pressed to do them in a day.
Just 50 paces takes you to the Cricket Club with its refurbished bar and big screen to watch the latest sport. Or, in the summer, simply settle down on a bench and watch excellent cricket for free.
Darlington Cricket & Athletic Club
Just 50 paces takes you to the Cricket Club with its refurbished bar and big screen to watch the latest sport. Or, in the summer, simply settle down on a bench and watch excellent cricket for free.
Brand new £30m development comprising nine screen cinema, lots of restaurants and cafes - just 200 metres away.
Feethams South
Brand new £30m development comprising nine screen cinema, lots of restaurants and cafes - just 200 metres away.
Play golf? You have a choice of two courses within walking distance. Blackwell offers 18 holes over 145 acres, with day passes available.
Blackwell Golf Club
Play golf? You have a choice of two courses within walking distance. Blackwell offers 18 holes over 145 acres, with day passes available.
Rockliffe Hall is just a 7 minute drive to Darlington's 2nd 18 hole golf course. Enjoy the sauna, eat in the Orangery - but stay with us (as a room there starts at £170 per night!)
Rockliffe Hall Golf
Rockliffe Hall is just a 7 minute drive to Darlington's 2nd 18 hole golf course. Enjoy the sauna, eat in the Orangery - but stay with us (as a room there starts at £170 per night!)
If you like rugby, Mowden offer National League 1 games in a 25,000 seat stadium.
Darlington Mowden Park Rugby Club
If you like rugby, Mowden offer National League 1 games in a 25,000 seat stadium.
Darlington 'Quakers' Football club has a long history, fielding in 1887 Arthur Wharton, the very first black professional player. Since then, the team struggles despite the avid support of its fans.
Darlington FC Supporters Group
Darlington 'Quakers' Football club has a long history, fielding in 1887 Arthur Wharton, the very first black professional player. Since then, the team struggles despite the avid support of its fans.
Sightseeing
500 metres away. St Cuthbert's coffin rested here. A fascinating 12th century church, rich with architecture and history just 6 minutes walk from the house.
St Cuthbert's Church
500 metres away. St Cuthbert's coffin rested here. A fascinating 12th century church, rich with architecture and history just 6 minutes walk from the house.
20 miles away. Historic escape from Darlington - Durham offers an interesting, contained city centre, dramatic castle and fabulous cathedral. Take the train arriving across the spectacular viaduct.
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Durham
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20 miles away. Historic escape from Darlington - Durham offers an interesting, contained city centre, dramatic castle and fabulous cathedral. Take the train arriving across the spectacular viaduct.
26 miles away. Historic harbour and marina with nautical museum, perfect for a day trip. Ask the residents about 'the monkey'!
Hartlepool
26 miles away. Historic harbour and marina with nautical museum, perfect for a day trip. Ask the residents about 'the monkey'!
30 miles away. Saltburn boasts an historic pier and funicular rail from town to beach. Seaside as it was 50 years ago.
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea
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30 miles away. Saltburn boasts an historic pier and funicular rail from town to beach. Seaside as it was 50 years ago.
40 miles away, one hour drive on the Dinosaur coast, Britain's most picturesque village, a perfect medieval fishing port. Explore its tiny paths hidden between cottages, and deep rock pools.
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Staithes
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40 miles away, one hour drive on the Dinosaur coast, Britain's most picturesque village, a perfect medieval fishing port. Explore its tiny paths hidden between cottages, and deep rock pools.
51 miles away, but includes a spectacular drive over the moors. Dracula & goths - Whitby is an enchanting working seaside port - and Magpie Café with the best fish and chips in the north.
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Whitby
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51 miles away, but includes a spectacular drive over the moors. Dracula & goths - Whitby is an enchanting working seaside port - and Magpie Café with the best fish and chips in the north.
17 miles away. With its castle, the ancient butter cross and a steep high street full of antique shops, what better place to drive for lunch or afternoon tea? Combine it with a visit to Bowes Museum.
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Barnard Castle
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17 miles away. With its castle, the ancient butter cross and a steep high street full of antique shops, what better place to drive for lunch or afternoon tea? Combine it with a visit to Bowes Museum.
13 miles away. Not just a specacular Georgian theatre, Richmond is one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets - with charming streets that drop down to the river Swale.
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Richmond
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13 miles away. Not just a specacular Georgian theatre, Richmond is one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets - with charming streets that drop down to the river Swale.
25 miles away. Pleasant market town with Thirsk Racecourse, the World of James Herriot Museum, tea at the Golden Fleece Hotel and lovely drives through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
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Thirsk
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25 miles away. Pleasant market town with Thirsk Racecourse, the World of James Herriot Museum, tea at the Golden Fleece Hotel and lovely drives through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
48 miles, taking 1 hour 15 mins to drive. Getting to Castle Howard involves a delightful drive. And once there - 'Brideshead Revisited' - Yorkshire's finest stately home to explore.
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Castle Howard
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48 miles, taking 1 hour 15 mins to drive. Getting to Castle Howard involves a delightful drive. And once there - 'Brideshead Revisited' - Yorkshire's finest stately home to explore.
16 miles away, taking 28 minutes. Northallerton offers a delightful High Street with coffee shops and the famous Lewis & Cooper's fine grocers.
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Northallerton
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16 miles away, taking 28 minutes. Northallerton offers a delightful High Street with coffee shops and the famous Lewis & Cooper's fine grocers.
Darlington is a Quaker town, and the meeting house and old burial ground here is fascinating. Take a tour for a step-back to the 19th century.
Darlington Friends' Meeting House (Teesdale and Cleveland Area Quaker Meeting)
6 Skinnergate
Darlington is a Quaker town, and the meeting house and old burial ground here is fascinating. Take a tour for a step-back to the 19th century.
Its 42 miles away up Weardale, but then its unique! The Killhope museum offers up a working mine at the head of the dale.
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Killhope Lead Mining Museum
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Its 42 miles away up Weardale, but then its unique! The Killhope museum offers up a working mine at the head of the dale.
Essentials
23 minutes walk. For health professionals, medical staff or visitors to the town's main hospital, you have a pleasant walk through the town via Duke Street, Stanhope Park and Woodland Road.
Darlington Memorial Hospital
23 minutes walk. For health professionals, medical staff or visitors to the town's main hospital, you have a pleasant walk through the town via Duke Street, Stanhope Park and Woodland Road.
A 20 minute walk takes you to the college (now an outpost of Teesside University, making South Terrace a great venue for visiting lecturers and research fellows.
Darlington College
A 20 minute walk takes you to the college (now an outpost of Teesside University, making South Terrace a great venue for visiting lecturers and research fellows.
600 metres away. Visiting lawyers always choose to stay with Stephen and Stephanie as the court is just a 6 minute walk away, and barrister Stephen is able to name all the judges who sit there, as well as giving all essential tips.
Darlington County Court
600 metres away. Visiting lawyers always choose to stay with Stephen and Stephanie as the court is just a 6 minute walk away, and barrister Stephen is able to name all the judges who sit there, as well as giving all essential tips.
320 metres away. Visible from the velux window of your room, if you are working in town, the Town Hall is a four minute walk.
Town Hall
320 metres away. Visible from the velux window of your room, if you are working in town, the Town Hall is a four minute walk.
Shopping
290 metres away. Superstore - a four minute walk to get everything you will need during your stay in Darlington. It's our corner shop, now with Argos service section!
Sainsbury's Petrol Station
150 Victoria Road
290 metres away. Superstore - a four minute walk to get everything you will need during your stay in Darlington. It's our corner shop, now with Argos service section!
If you like 'quirky' you will like Beryl's Guru Boutique. Allow 6 minutes to browse - and maybe a couple more to chat with our friend Beryl!
Guru Boutique
24 Blackwellgate
If you like 'quirky' you will like Beryl's Guru Boutique. Allow 6 minutes to browse - and maybe a couple more to chat with our friend Beryl!
Yes, its House of Fraser, but to us it will always be 'Binn's Department Store' - perfect for 'everything you need' and up-market shopping.
House of Fraser Darlington
7 High Row
Yes, its House of Fraser, but to us it will always be 'Binn's Department Store' - perfect for 'everything you need' and up-market shopping.
Drinks & Nightlife
600 metres away and 6 minutes to walk. 22 Coniscliffe Road - a classic Victorian pub for the mature real ale aficionado, with 22 ales. You are never alone at number 22!
Number Twenty 2
22 Coniscliffe Road
600 metres away and 6 minutes to walk. 22 Coniscliffe Road - a classic Victorian pub for the mature real ale aficionado, with 22 ales. You are never alone at number 22!
550 metres away. Hidden in one of Darlington's yards off High Row, the Quakerhouse serves ten real ales on tap in an old-world charm.
The Quakerhouse
550 metres away. Hidden in one of Darlington's yards off High Row, the Quakerhouse serves ten real ales on tap in an old-world charm.
Arts & Culture
20 minute walk. If you love trains, you will love the Head of Steam Museum. The first passenger railway came from Darlington, so our rail credentials are excellent.
Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum
20 minute walk. If you love trains, you will love the Head of Steam Museum. The first passenger railway came from Darlington, so our rail credentials are excellent.
18 miles, a drive of 33 minutes. A perfect French chateau within 5 minutes walk of Barnard Castle's butter cross, crammed with treasures, including a unique silver mechanical swan. Check on line to get performance times.
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The Bowes Museum
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18 miles, a drive of 33 minutes. A perfect French chateau within 5 minutes walk of Barnard Castle's butter cross, crammed with treasures, including a unique silver mechanical swan. Check on line to get performance times.
Run by our friend Richard, now in Victoria Road opposite Sainsburys Super Store, if you like art, pop-art and ceramics, this is an astonishingly good gallery with artist in residence. Take time to browse two floors, and a further five minutes for a chat.
Gallerina
1 Victoria Rd
Run by our friend Richard, now in Victoria Road opposite Sainsburys Super Store, if you like art, pop-art and ceramics, this is an astonishingly good gallery with artist in residence. Take time to browse two floors, and a further five minutes for a chat.
After a multi-million £ makeover, and just 700 metres away is why actors performing here choose to stay with us at South Terrace. The newly restored theatre hosts a wide variety of entertainment at a reasonable cost.
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Darlington Civic Theatre
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After a multi-million £ makeover, and just 700 metres away is why actors performing here choose to stay with us at South Terrace. The newly restored theatre hosts a wide variety of entertainment at a reasonable cost.