Things to do
When it comes to things to see and do, this quaint community provides the perfect place for shopping, food and drink, nightlife, plus a bit of history and sightseeing. Crowned by its clock tower and brimming with historic buildings and landmarks, the centre is an incredibly alluring destination here in the UK. The Head of Steam Railway Museum is not to be missed for newcomers and will give you some insight into the town’s interesting past. The iconic Skerne Bridge located up the river is also a sight to behold, with much significance to the local people.
Other attractions nearby that may particularly appeal to families are the Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, the Piercebridge Roman Fort, the Drinkfield Marsh Nature Reserve, the Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications, and Maidendale Nature & Fishing Reserve.
For art and entertainment, there is the Edwardian Civic Theatre, the Arts Centre, and The Forum Music Centre where there are regular gigs and performances. If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, Darlington is ideally located with easy access to parts of the Yorkshire Dales, the North Pennines, Nidderdale, and the North York Moors. England’s North East coastline also offers numerous beaches to enjoy in the summer.
Residents here are close to the M1 motorway, so day trips to nearby towns and cities (such as Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Richmond, Harrogate, and Wetherby) are very easy. So, why not take a look at our houses for sale in Darlington and discover just how convenient our Keepmoat locations are?