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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.
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.
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.