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Raby Castle

Raby Caste – One of England’s finest medieval castles

Raby Castle was build by the mighty Nevills in the 14th century and is one of the finest and best preserved medieval castles in North East England.

Explore more than 600 years of history and admire the beautiful surroundings.

Bring your camera and take pictures of the unique exterior and the amazing interiors, furnishings and artwork.

Visitors can also experience the Blue Bedroom, designed for very important visitors to the Castle in the 19th century.

The Raby Castle is only 25 minutes drive from the hotel.

Thornton Hall Gardens

Thornton Hall Gardens

Visit Thornton Hall Gardens and discover the rare and unusual plants around. This is the place to be for all garden lovers.

The Hall is one of the oldest buildings in the Borough of Darlington and one of only 6 to be awarded the Grade 1 listing.

Enjoy and relax on one of the wood carving benches around and allow yourself to take in the breathtaking beauty.

Thornton Hall Garden is only 15 minutes drive from the hotel.


Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

Step back in time to Victorian Darlington and head to the Head of Steam Railway Museum to have a look at the world’s first steam-worked public railway.

Visit the booking office with its original Victorian interior and explore their platform that still has its original footbridge, waiting room, newspaper kiosk and Victorian toilets.

The museum has also a dedicated research centre,The Ken Hoole Study Centre, which has an expensive collection of documentary material, photographs, plans, books and periodicals.

The Darlington Railway Museum really has something for everyone and it is only 15 minutes drive from the hotel.