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New Homes in Darlington


Welcome to Darlington

Whether you’re browsing, or shopping in the pedestrianised town centre, Darlington is a bustling market town with lots to see and do in the local area. Located in the North East in County Durham, a new home in Darlington could be the right choice for you if you’re looking for family-friendly attractions, good transport links and lots of employment opportunities.

A quick history

Darlington started as an Anglo-Saxon settlement, and by the 12th century there was a market in the town centre. In the 19th century, the town grew as Quaker families brought wealth to the area by employing local people.

George Stephenson’s first locomotive ran on the Stockton and Darlington Railway line in 1825, and later the town became a major centre of railway manufacturing.

Business and industry

Darlington is historically known for its contribution to the railway and engineering industry, especially bridge building. Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company, responsible for the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Humber Bridge, is headquartered in the town, while AMEC Foster Wheeler, Darlington Forge Company and Cummins are also local.

Mobile phone network EE has a contact centre in Darlington town centre, while Nissan and Arriva are based nearby in Sunderland.

Things to do in the area

If you’re moving to Darlington with children in tow, there are lots of family-friendly attractions to keep everyone entertained, from swimming at the Dolphin Centre to afternoons at Darlington Railway Centre and Museum. South Park has play areas, a cafe, and a weekly Park Run, while historic sites include Tees Cottage Pumping Station and Piercebridge Roman Fort.

For a spot of retail therapy, Darlington town centre is pedestrianised, where you can find independent boutiques, local markets and designer shops. Other places of interest in the town include David Mach’s train sculpture, known as the Brick Train, along with Houndgate Gallery and Paddock Farm Nursery and Water Gardens.

If you want to get out and about in the great outdoors, you can go hiking in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or breath in the fresh sea air at Whitby.

Travel and commuting

Darlington has good transport connections by road and rail, ideal if you’re commuting or travelling to meet friends and family in other parts of the country. The A1(M) is nearby, while the town’s train station has regular rail services to MiddlesbroughNewcastle and beyond.

If you’re going to Middlesbrough, the car journey takes around 30 minutes depending on traffic, while the train takes 25 minutes. Newcastle can be reached in 50 minutes by car or 30 minutes by train, and the journey to London takes just two hours 20 minutes on the fast train to King’s Cross.

When it’s time to go on holiday, Durham Tees Valley International Airport is conveniently only a 15-minute drive away from Darlington. 

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