There’s plenty of things to see and do is you’d like to get out and about in Darlington. Here are just some of the must-see sights...
You can’t visit Darlington without taking a look at the famous brick train, which was built in 1997 to celebrate the rich railway heritage of the town. Made from 185,000 bricks and weighing 15,000 tonnes, the sculpture was modelled on the 1938 record-settingsteam locomotive Mallard. The brick train is clearly signposted from the town centre, and is free to visit.
Football fans can catch a game by Darlington FC at their home ground. This 25,000 capacity arena, which is just a short walk away if you’re planning to take the train to Darlington, was built in 2003 and also occasionally hosts concerts and rugby matches too.
Head of Steam (Darlington Railway Museum)
Located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway (the world's first steam-worked public railway), Head of Steam explores the history of the rail network. Exhibits include Stephenson’s famous ‘Locomotion 1’ and signs, uniforms and other memorabilia.