Shopping, heritage, culture and family fun… Darlington has plenty to offer. Head to the pedestrianised, compact town centre for designer boutiques, independent shops and markets. After dark, see a show at the Edwardian Civic Theatre or The Forum Music Centre.
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What to do in Darlington
See the brick train
This life-size sculpture, which features 185,000 bricks, celebrates Darlington’s rich railway heritage.
Have a splash in Market Cascade
Or you can always keep your shoes on to enjoy this award-winning water feature on West Row.
Visit Darlington’s Railway Centre and Museum
Step back in time to Head of Steam, where you can marvel at Stephenson’s Locomotive No. 1.
Get some fresh air
Darlington is surrounded by beautiful parks and countryside, so take a drive or hike out of town.