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Holiday Inn Darlington North rebrand

“The novel concept will offer our clientele a brand new hotel, contemporary restaurant and state of the art conference facilities, allowing our guests to enjoy great food, relaxed atmosphere and great service” says Patricia MacInnes, General Manager at Aston Darlington. …Read More >>

Fame – The Musical

Think 80s, legwarmers, neon colours and fingerless gloves – add all this to a dance school and what do you get? The return of FAME – The Musical!!! The hit musical is returning to Darlington Civic Theatre 10th-14th June. Set …Read More >>

Lumiere Durham 2013

For four nights in November 2013 Durham City will once again be transformed by a series of light installations and projections from leading regional, national and international artists and organisers. Residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy a …Read More >>

New Year’s Eve at the Aston Hotel Darlington

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Winter WonderlandThis year to have a truly magical experience and celebrate at the Aston Hotel! Wrap up the year with us at our New Year’s Eve Gala buffet night. We have the food, the music and fun …Read More >>

The Great North Run 2014

A fantastic and well deserved pat on the back to all the runners of the 2013 Great North Run. As ever the Aston Hotel Darlington was packed to the brim with excited runners and children taking part in both the …Read More >>

Aston Hotel Darlington World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Aston Hotel Darlington is proud to announce we are once again taking part in the Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on 27th September 2013.Come down and join us as we help raise money for cancer support. There will be cakes, …Read More >>

Its not over yet!

2013 sees the first Investec Ashes Test ever hosted at Emirates Durham ICG, but that won’t be the end of the rivalry as England will also be taking on Australia in International t20 action. One of the oldest rivalries in …Read More >>

Paul Daniels Farewell Tour

From the moment he magically appeared on our TV’s, Paul Daniels has enjoyed huge success and ratings in the world of Television. From the moment he graced our screens in 1979, Paul Daniels has been hailed as the most successful …Read More >>


Home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, Raby is one of the finest medieval Castles in England. Built by the mighty Nevill family in the 14th Century, Raby remained in the Nevill family until 1569 when after the failure of …Read More >>

Lindisfarne gospels arrive in Durham Cathedral

Lindisfarne Gospels arrive in Durham! After more than 2 years of preparation, the Lindisfarne Gospels arrive in Durham Cathedral. There original journey from Lindisfarne to Durham took 200 years arriving in 995AD. The worlds most remarkable manuscripts were created by …Read More >>

The North East’s Realale Trail

Real Ale is growing in popularity and there’s a stream of real ale festivals springing up all over the region. Fans of Real Ale are spoilt for choice in the North East of England and we’ve had a look around …Read More >>

Castle and Ruins to explore in the North East

Thanks to our heritage and history, with many battles on the Scottish border, there are more castles in the North East of England than any other English region. There are castles that are lived in family homes and medieval ruins …Read More >>

Do you love Castles?

Durham’s castles and historic houses are filled with dazzling art and furniture collections along with legends and the odd ghost or two! There are castles and grand houses with stunning formal gardens that make a great day out for the …Read More >>

Kielder water & Forest

Kielder Water and Forest Park is home to the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe and the biggest working forest in England. It covers 250 square miles and if you haven’t been before, it’s best to pop into one of …Read More >>

World Heritage Site HADRIAN’s Wall has to be worth visit

Whether you fancy a day out or need to entertain the kids, Hadrian’s Wall has to be worth a visit. Start at Segedunum, which is the most excavated fort along the wall and has a great museum including a 35m …Read More >>

Major Cricket Event to be played in Durham

The world will be watching the North East this Summer when the cricket worlds’ most famous game is played at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground in August as the North East hosts its first ever Ashes test match.The England …Read More >>

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