Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of Darlington

The area's art galleries and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Darlington. This welcoming city is known for its bars, spas and golfing. Richmond Castle and Bowes Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Darlington

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Darlington a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blackwell Grange Golf Club (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Croft Circuit (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Butterfly World (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Sedgefield Racecourse (9 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Heritage Park Stadium (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Darlington

Travelers appreciate the stunning river views and pristine countryside, which is just a taste of what Darlington has to offer. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Darlington. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Preston Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Ropner Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Wynyard Woodland Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Hardwick Park (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Jubilee Park (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Albert Park (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Darlington

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), which is 36 mi (57.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Darlington Station, North Road Darlington Station and Dinsdale Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Darlington?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 593 house rentals near Darlington. From 241 Houses to 51 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Darlington for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Darlington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Darlington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Raby Castle: 773 home rentals
  • Darlington Civic Theatre: 756 home rentals
  • Darlington Arena: 775 home rentals
  • Walworth Castle Birds of Prey: 817 home rentals
  • Raby Castle: 780 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Darlington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Darlington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 241 Houses in Darlington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Darlington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 51 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 282 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 282 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Darlington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation homes with pool available in Darlington.