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Getting Here

WALKING AND CYCLING

We are a 20 minute walk from Darlington town centre.

The Stockton & Darlington Railway 26 mile walking and cycling route (Heritage Action Zone) is a planned route that closely tracks the historic railway line from Witton Park to Preston Park via Shildon and Darlington. In Darlington, the route will pass Hopetown Darlington before cutting through Albert Hill and joining Tornado Way towards Stockton.

Bicycle parking is available. Bikes are left at the owner’s risk.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT

By bus

We're directly served by frequent bus services from Darlington town centre:

  • Arriva North East routes 5, 7, 8, X66
  • Hodgson’s route 16

We're also directly served by frequent bus services from the rest of the region:

  • From Durham - Arriva North East route 7
  • From Spennymoor - Arriva North East route 8
  • From Bishop Auckland and Shildon - Arriva North East route 5
  • From Newton Aycliffe - Arriva North East routes 5, 7 and 8
  • From Middlesbrough and Stockton - Arriva North East route X66

Plan your journey and find travel information on the Traveline North East website.

By train

We share a site with North Road (Darlington) railway station . The station is served hourly, in each direction, by Northern Trains on the Saltburn to Bishop Auckland railway line. From here you can connect to the main Darlington Railway Station (Bank Top) which benefits from mainline connections to the rest of Britain. We are approximately 30 minutes from Newcastle and York, two hours from Edinburgh and two and a half hours from London.

Plan your journey and find travel information on the National Rail website.

By taxi

  • TakeMe (1AB) - 01325 282828
  • United - 01325 282855
  • Darlington Station Taxis - 01325 468888
  • Paul’s Taxis - 07828 285656
  • Royal Cars - 01642 666666
  • Boro Cars - 01642 222222

By air

We are located approximately:

  • 6.5 miles from Teesside International Airport
    (catch bus number 6/6A to Darlington or Northern Trains to North Road Station)
  • 40 miles from Newcastle International Airport
  • 60 miles from Leeds International Airport

DRIVING AND PARKING

By road

Hopetown Darlington is just a stone’s throw away from major national road connections.

From the North

  • A1(M): Exit at junction 59 towards Darlington and follow the A167.
  • A68: Take the A68 to Darlington Town Centre then follow the road signs for the Railway Museum.

From the East

  • A66: Follow the signs for the SOUTH. Exit the second roundabout onto the B6279 to Darlington Town Centre then follow the road signs for the Railway Museum.
  • A67: Take the A67 and Yarm Road to Darlington Town Centre then follow the road signs for the Railway Museum.

From the South

  • A1(M): Exit at junction 57 and join the A66(M) towards Darlington, then follow the A167.

From the West

  • A66: Join the A1(M) NORTH at Scotch Corner. Exit at junction 57 and join the A66(M) towards Darlington, then follow the A167.
  • B6279/A67/A68: Follow the road signs for the Railway Museum once you reach Darlington Town Centre.

Parking

Parking is located in Skerne Bridge Car Park on John Street. Sat Nav users please use DL1 1LG.

  • Parking spaces (including accessible parking spaces): 232
  • Electric vehicle charging points: 20
  • Additional accessible parking will be located on McNay Street DL3 6SP

The car park is operated and managed by Darlington Borough Council. Parking is available 24/7. Parking charges are £1 per hour or £4 for a day ticket. Charges apply daily between 8.00-18.00.

If Skerne Bridge car park is full, additional parking is available at:

  • Chesnut Street car park - 9 mins walk - 3 Chesnut St, Darlington DL1 1QL
  • Commercial Street car park - 11 mins walk - Commercial Street, Darlington, Darlington DL3 6JG

Coach drop off is on Station Road directly outside Hopetown Darlington. There is no coach parking on site. The nearest coach parking is on Chesnut Street, a 9 minute walk away.

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