Darlington Local Attractions

Darlington Town Centre is only around a mile away from Brinkburn Apartments, with the bus stop a minute walk from your apartment. 1 Raby Street is located a one minute walk from the centre.
 
The centre contains numerous restaurants, bars and all the shops you would expect in a large town.
 
You can read about the history of Darlington by clicking here or visit the Whats on Darlington webpage for current events.
 
Darlington Railway Station 
It is located on the 1825 route of the original Stockton & Darlington Railway, and includes three significant S&DR  heritage buildings: North Road Passenger Station, the Goods Shed and Hopetown Carriage Works.
Head of Steam’s exhibits include The Mallard (pictured) and Stephenson's Locomotion No. 1, built for the opening of the railway, and Derwent, the earliest surviving Darlington-built locomotive.

South Park

 

South Park is a beautiful Victorian Park redeveloped in the late 1800's. It's home to numerous playgrounds, waterways and strolls.

 

The free Park Run event is held every Saturday. A true fun run suitable for all ages and levels.  The park is a large open area, a perfect place to let off some steam. 

 

Durham City

 

A captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site – one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe. Only a 20 minute train ride away.

 

The quintessential old English University City has a wonderful timeless quality relaxing riverside walks and river cruises, yet buzzes with a vibrant contemporary culture with superb cafés, artisan workshops, boutiques, galleries and museums.

 

Historic City of York
 
A short train ride away is the city of York.  Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is renowned for it's exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster.
Lots of delightful shops, restaurants and bars complement this beautiful city.  Museums such as the Yorvik and the National Railway highlight the history of York and the UK

 

New Entertainment Centre
 
A new £30 million leisure complex is now open in the town centre.Complete with a 9 screen Vue cinema, Nando's, Chinese Buffet, Italian eatery Prezzo, Bella Italia and a Hungry Horse, a food-based pub chain.
There are also numerous bars and restaurants around the junction of Grange Road/ Conniscliffe Road in the town centre.