Houndgate Townhouse: Culture & Relaxation

From our A-Z, available from the hotel:

Houndgate Townhouse is located on the western edge of Darlington Town Centre, a minute’s walk from the Market Square.

Darlington is a Market Town and the Gateway to the Tees Valley.

Home to the first public railway, the town is steeped in history and boasts one of the oldest railway stations in the world which to this day houses George Stephenson’s Locomotion No.1.

Museums Darlington is a town with a rich history, and a great variety of museums both to the town and nearby including the Railway Museum at North Road Station, a sister museum of the National Railway Museum York which houses the Locomotion, Shildon Railway Museum, Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle and the North of England Museum at Beamish.

Theatres The Darlington Hippodrome presents a year-round cultural programme for theatre lovers of all ages.

Beauty & wellness Darlington has many facilities in the area of beauty and wellness for those looking to relax and recharge their batteries.

Recreation Being located in the Tees Valley between the Pennines and North Yorkshire Moors, there are lots to do in and around the town. Find out what’s possible at reception.

Walks Enjoy a walk through the streets of historic Darlington. Ask reception about good walking routes in the area.

Shopping in Darlington: Fashion, antique, jewellery, art, design, vintage and delicatessens: Darlington has it all.