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Clow Beck House
3 out of 5
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The price is £140 per night
2.87 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)

"We loved everything about Clow Beck House and especially the genial and brilliant Heather and David. The setting is superb, the rooms well appointed and the welcome so warm you could toast your toes on it. The restaurant food is quite outstanding and served in delightful surroundings. We held a family ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Clow Beck House
The Grey Horse
2.5 out of 5
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The price is £40 per night
0.87 mi from city centre
3.2/5 (26 reviews)

"I found the property perfect for work and ideal for my needs. if it wasn't for doing 'Dry January' in would have probably frequented the bar and enjoyed the atmosphere more. Look forward to returning again sometime."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

The Grey Horse
Pretty Properties Tillage Green
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2.04 mi from city centre
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Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
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4.58 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (193 reviews)
A lovely find, really enjoyed my stay

"A lovely find, really enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
Railway House
3 out of 5
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0.86 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (14 reviews)
Really underwhelming and untidy

"I do not believe the people who manage this place understand what the concept of a serviced apartment is. I understand this is probably one of the cheapest places to stay in Darlington, but I didn't expect for nobody to take the trash out in the 4 days I stayed there given that I was not provided ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2018

Railway House
Harrowgate Hill Lodge
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2.03 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (82 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable 👍"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Harrowgate Hill Lodge
Headlam Hall Hotel
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7.34 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Heavenly Headlam

"As usual an awesome stay at Headlam Hall: Spa is fantastic, room in the old part of the hotel was gorgeous, food was beautiful and the staff are warm and welcoming. Would definitely give it a 10 out of 10 and highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Headlam Hall Hotel
Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club
The price is £48 per night
3.82 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (254 reviews)

"The hotel is very tired, rooms need updating, channels on TV very limited. Carpet had bits on it, could have been down to age or hoover not picking them up. Room window shows signs of rotting and is difficult to get open not sure if it does. Staff are pleasant and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2019

Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club
Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M
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4.27 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (270 reviews)

"Good Hotel"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M
Hotel 119
3 out of 5
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0.28 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)
100% will be returning.

"Absolutely spotless, amazing service checking in, couldnt be more helpful throughout our stay, best nights sleep ive had in a long long time, very modern, shower was beautiful."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

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Visiting Darlington

Visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene in Darlington, which is also known for its spas and golf courses. Welcoming and cosy, this city also attracts tourists with its riverfront. Around the area, top sights include Richmond Castle, Bowes Museum and Durham Cathedral.

  • There are 68 hotels and other accommodation options in Darlington
  • The closest major airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), 36 mi (57.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Darlington

The city's cultural venues include Darlington Civic Theatre and Darlington Railway Centre and Museum. Notable city landmarks like Raby Castle and St Cuthbert Church might be worth a visit. Golfing is one of the top activities, while Darlington Arena, Croft Circuit and Blackwell Grange Golf Club are favourite sights to visit.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Richmond Castle, 11.2 mi/18 km from the heart of the city, and Bowes Museum, which is 14.5 mi (23.4 km) away.

Getting around Darlington

If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Darlington Station, North Road Darlington Station or Dinsdale Station. Darlington may not have many public transport options to choose from so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Dressing for Darlington

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 9°C and the night-time average to be 1°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 17°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • July to September averages 19°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 14°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • About 546.90 millimetres of rain falls on Darlington each year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 18°C, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 2°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Darlington?
Blackwell Grange Hotel is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. Another favourite option for your stay based on traveller reviews is Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Darlington, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Darlington.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Darlington?
Based on reviews, The St George Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M and Blackwell Grange Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family trip to Darlington?
Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other good choices to stay with the children include Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M and The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Paddock Farm Nursery & Water Gardens.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Darlington?
Headlam Hall Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and a full-service spa. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel and The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Darlington?
The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best high-end hotel in Darlington?
Hotel Bannatyne Darlington is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Headlam Hall Hotel and Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Darlington?
Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club is a top 3-star hotel that has a golf course and features 2 restaurants. Another good option is Headlam Hall Hotel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Blackwell Grange Golf Club during your trip.
What is the best spa hotel in Darlington?
Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel is a highly recommended spa hotel with a hair salon. Other popular spa hotels in Darlington include Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club and Headlam Hall Hotel.
What's it like to stay in Darlington?
Visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene in Darlington, which is also known for its spas and golf courses. Welcoming and quaint, this city also attracts tourists with its riverfront. Riverside Stadium, Barnard Castle and Durham Cathedral are some of the top sights around the area. In Darlington, there are 101 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What is there to see in Darlington?
Cultural venues include Darlington Civic Theatre and Darlington Railway Centre and Museum. Landmarks like Raby Castle and St Cuthbert Church might be worth a visit. You’ll also find Riverside Stadium and Barnard Castle in the area.
How can I get around Darlington?
If you’d like to explore more of the area, take a train from Darlington Station, North Road Darlington Station or Dinsdale Station. Darlington might not have very many public transport options, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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