Darlington is a market town, part of the ceremonial county of County Durham. Within easy reach of cities, coast and countryside the region offers something for everybody and Aston Darlington is the perfect base from which to explore.
City of Durham and Durham Cathedral
The iconic City of Durham, steeped in history and home to the greatest Norman building in England, Durham Cathedral, one of Britain’s first world heritage sites. The City of Durham is littered with cultural treasures and set within breathtaking countryside and dramatic coastlines.
World Famous Beamish Museum
A living working museum, restored buildings telling the story of the people of North East England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods. Set in 300 acres of beautiful countryside Beamish Museum hosts an excellent all year round programme of events.
The iconic Bowes Museum
A 19th century French Chateau housing internationally renowned collections of European fine and decorative arts. The permanent collections contain one of Britain’s most extensive collections of ceramics and don’t miss the 18th Century musical automaton that plays every day at 2.00 pm.
City of Newcastle and the Metrocentre
If its City life you are after then head to Newcastle with its fashionable shops, cafes, restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Europe’s largest shopping centre, The Metrocentre, is just outside the city if you want shopping, dinning and leisure facilitates all under one roof.
The North East plays host to a wide variety of top-level sport. Newcastle St James’ park, Sunderland stadium of light and Middlesbrough Riverside football stadiums are all within easy reach of Aston Darlington.
Andy just north from the hotel is Durham Emirates International cricket ground, attracting visitors from all over the world and host to the most famous cricket tournament in the world, The Ashes featuring the age old rivalry of England vs. Australia.
The North East’s world-class white water rafting centre. Ready and waiting for adrenaline hunters and thrill seekers looking to hit the water. The Tees Barrage centre offers guaranteed white water and is the perfect setting for those looking for an exhilarating experience.
Stone built Yorkshire villages; amazing green countryside and wonderful purple heather are littered throughout the moorlands of North Yorkshire. Also know as Herriot Country and Captain Cook Country Robin Hood’s Bay and nearby Whitby are popular coastal locations.
Probably the best (Certainly the easiest) way to explore the region is on the North York Moors Railway that runs from Whitby and Grosmont to Pickering through the most breathtaking countryside.