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Darlington

Looking for a new home in Darlington?

Darlington is an important town in County Durham, it's one of the largest centres. It's close to the A1(M) for a direct route to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with the historic city of Durham on the way.  Professionals will appreciate the easy commuting distance to Middlesbrough, just 16 miles away. Most of the town centre has been pedestrianised, and there are excellent leisure facilities, making the town a family-friendly place to live. With Teesside International Airport just 5 miles away, this is an ideal location for a new home.

 

 

Living in Darlington

Travel and transport

The A1(M) is the vital link between the north and the south. Junction 58 is just north of Darlington, and Junction 57 is to the south. The A66, A68 and A167 are the other main routes serving the town. Darlington is a key station-stop on the East Coast main line. It only takes about 30 minutes to reach Newcastle upon Tyne or Middlesbrough by train. The average journey time to London Kings Cross is just under 3 hours.

Local information

Darlington has all the amenities and facilities of an important market and manufacturing town, and some big employers have made their base in the town, which has strengthened the local infrastructure. For local shopping, there’s a popular indoor market on Mondays and Saturdays in the original marketplace. The Hippodrome takes care of entertainment for all the family. For a taste of city life, it’s an easy trip to Newcastle upon Tyne by road or rail.

Local schools

Darlington's secondary schools include St Aidan's C of E Academy, Polam Hall School, Wyvern Academy, Longfield Academy, Hummersknott Academy, Hurwood School, and Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form. Darlington College is the provider of further education and vocational courses.