Tips for Darlington mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Darlington bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Darlington. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Darlington. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Darlington highlights.

Tours in Darlington city

Darlington Trail Guide

Darlington Trail Guide is the way to explore Darlington by foot. It is a map with a route through the city, which shows you the most beautiful places in Darlington. In total there are 79 different attractions, of which you can make a selection during the walk. If you prefer to do the guided tour, you can contact the local businessman Alex Blackham at his phone number: 07791 096039. You can rent a bus or minibus for your group in Darlington for tours in the city or in Darlington County.

Cycling through Darlington

"Darlington, All around the town" is a bike ride through Darlington of 21 kilometers. The difficulty level is average, which makes it feasible for everyone. In addition, you burn an extra 520.83 kilocalories! But of course you do it for the wonderful things you will encounter on the way. The starting point of the tour is at the hotel "The White Horse" in Darlington.


For people who love a night of live music is "The Forum Music Centre" is a must. Various bands practice here throughout the week, and in the evening live performances are given by local bands, but sometimes also by better known bands. All styles of music are played on different nights here, so check before you go on the website, who will perform that night, so you are sure to have a nice evening. "The Forum Music Centre" you will find the Borough Road in Darlington.

Exit By Name @ The Forum

Exit By Name @ The Forum credit: Dave Briggs CC BY-ND 2.0
Harrowgate Hill, Darlington, England

If you prefer a more quiet night in the pub with a nice special beer,  "The Quaker House"  is more suitable for you. This pub can be found in the Darlington Mechanics Yard and is every day open from eleven in the morning to eleven or twelve in the evening. 

Business Travel and Tourism

Darlington is an excellent location for your congresses and business travel. Since this is the largest city, but also the capital, with the most opportunities and facilities. There are various hotels with special facilities for business meetings and groups. One of these hotels is Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, located in the center of Darlington in the street Priest Gate. This hotel has a total of four meeting rooms, one large and three smaller, with a total capacity of 300 guests. Furthermore, some useful facilities such as free Wi-Fi, High speed internet, 24-hour access to the hotel, fax machine and a copy machine are also available. 

However, do you prefer even more luxurious? Then Rockliffe Hall is still an option. This is a five star Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, located in the village outside the city of Darlington Hurworth. There is a wide range of meeting rooms with different formats so you can choose a meeting classified as a theater with a maximum capacity of 180 guests for a meeting or classified as a classroom with a maximum capacity of 100 guests. A classification as a reception offers the highest capacity, namely 250 guests. This hotel is easily accessible via the "Darlington Station", "Durham Tees Valley Airport" and the A1. There is enough space for parking without additional parking fees.

Golf Travel and Tourism

Rockliffe Hall is not only the ideal location for your business, but also for golf tourism! It has one of the longest and most difficult golf courses in Europe designed by Marc West Borg, golf architect for the famous golf course architectural firm, Hawtree Ltd... Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club is a hotel just outside Darlington, with an extensive spa, but also with golf. It is very accessible to any golfer, regardless of your handicap.

Travel and Tourism in Darlington County

Darlington is a small county, with greatest place of interest the capital Darlington. Your tour with private transport in a rented coach bus with driver around Darlington can start at the smaller towns / villages include Middleton, St George, Heighington Village, Redworth, Hurworth on Tees and Sadberge. These places are not very touristic and therefore they offer just a few opportunities to entertain tourists. Some places are worth a visit though.

Middleton Saint George

It is a small town two miles away from the outskirts of the town of Darlington. This small town keeps a great treasure though, namely the "Preston Park". It presents you all the magnificence of the Victorian era in 1895 again. You will see people working with old printers from that time and forgers sweating over the hot fire. The entrance fee is only 2 pounds for adults and 1 pound for children.

Heighington Village

This was elected in 2006 from about 11 other small towns, by Ptolemy Dean, as the BBC"s Perfect Village. One of the most beautiful sights here is the St. Michael"s Church. This is a Norman Church except for the 13th century south aisle and the 19th century north aisle.

Heightington, Inglaterra, Reino Unido

Heightington, Inglaterra, Reino Unido credit: un-bekannt CC BY 2.0

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