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Best things to do in Darlington

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“The Hippodrome Theatre is a historic building which was recently renovated. It features many touring shows and other live events throughout the year.”
8 locals recommend
Movie Theater
2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Cocktails, craft beers, cracking rum selection, live music/ DJs, open late. Well worth a visit.”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“600 metres away and 6 minutes to walk. 22 Coniscliffe Road - a classic Victorian pub for the mature real ale aficionado, with 22 ales. You are never alone at number 22!”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“Darlington was home to the world's first railway, so where better to learn about the history of trains and rail travel than this museum in the town's original station.”
5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“East Coast Main line with regular direct trains to Durham, Edinburgh, York and London”
3 locals recommend
Bar
“550 metres away. Hidden in one of Darlington's yards off High Row, the Quakerhouse serves ten real ales on tap in an old-world charm.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Pub
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“Great little pub. Good selection of bar food too, with lots of craft ales & gins to choose from. They often have local bands/ acts playing in the bar area.”
2 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Great cocktails. A small quiet bar, good for pre dinner drinks. Sometimes have live music.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
“Our visitors rate Sol Tapas for quick, easy and fair priced meals, especially from their early-bird menu (Mon- Thurs 5-7pm).”
1 local recommends
Cafe
“Exceptional high quality bread and baked products. Very popular cafe because of its high standards”
2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Lovely Victorian tree-lined park. There's often events happening in and around the area too. Play parks, tennis courts, river walk, feed the ducks, cafe for refreshments. ”
3 locals recommend
Department Store
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“290 metres away. Superstore - a four minute walk to get everything you will need during your stay in Darlington. It's our corner shop, now with Argos service section!”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic restaurant with really really friendly staff and great food. A brilliant place for a proper celebration”
2 locals recommend
Bar
2 locals recommend