Really lovely hotel. Recommend upgrading to a suite on the 3rd floor with view of the garden.
the ground floor has been beautifully renovated but the bedroom I was in and the corridors whilst clean and tidy are tired looking. The welcome at reception (I was a late at night check in) was lovely and the same at check out. Also when I called the previous night to advise of the late check in ...
Opened in 2003, the Darlington Arena is one of the largest stadiums in the northeast, and is regularly used for major sporting events. You can find a wide selection of hotels and bed and breakfasts, from deluxe contemporary hotels to value-for-money inns.
Once the headquarters of the Darlington Football Club, the Darlington Arena opened in 2003 and became the home of the Darlington Mowden Park R.F.C. rugby union club in 2012. In the summer of 2008, the stadium was under the international spotlight when it welcomed one of the world's most successful music acts, Elton John, who performed a concert here.
Wherever you stay near the Darlington Arena, you will benefit from comfortable accommodation that will normally include WiFi access. Some rooms have fully equipped private bathrooms and tea and coffee amenities, and many hotels also have breakfast bars where you can look forward to delicious full-English or continental breakfasts each morning.
Visit the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, also known as the Head of Steam, and see its preserved historic locomotives. Learn about the development of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the oldest steam-worked public railway in the world, and find out about the thousands of railway workers who left the safety of their homes and went off to fight in the First World War.
Come to the Houndgate Gallery and see its large contemporary art collection from talented national artists. If you are a family with young children, head to Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World, which has a great indoor play centre and is perfect for children's parties.
A little further afield is the Piercebridge Roman Fort, which was once a busy settlement with workshops and barracks blocks, and is estimated to date back more than 1,700 years. Today, you can still observe numerous Roman ruins at the site, including the remains of a road and a courtyard.
Feel free to pick up a leaflet from your hotel lobby, where you can find up-to-date information on other local attractions and places to eat out in the town.
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