Car hire in Darlington
What I need to know
Darlington has a number of car hire suppliers and this means there is plenty of choice when it comes to finding the right vehicle for your visit. It is easy to use our site to find the best deals by comparing price and additional extras so you can get good value-for-money. In addition, we offer 24-hour customer support and free cancellation of your booking if something unexpected happens.
Where to pick up my car
Car hire suppliers in Darlington have at least one branch each, as well as being located within walking distance of the centre of town and the local railway station. This means it is easy and straightforward to collect your pre-booked vehicle, especially as many have extended opening hours.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Darlington has plenty to offer visitors and has a real mix of attractions that will appeal to many. The town is the location of the world's first public railway line to be used by steam trains and Darlington openly celebrates its role in transport history. Darlington also has a thriving arts scene and boasts a number of venues that host regular live performances from musicians, comedies and other performers.
If you are wanting to take a longer drive then Durham is the perfect destination for a day trip. This cathedral city has lots to offer ranging from shopping, gardens, historic buildings, museums and art galleries. Around an hour away is the larger centre of Newcastle, which is home to many big retailers as well as the famous football club.
Eating and drinking
Darlington boasts an impressive array of different cuisines to choose from, so if you opt to eat out there is bound to be something that appeals. In addition, to traditional British dishes, there are establishments serving up dishes from the Orient, India, Mexico and the Mediterranean. Despite its size, Darlington also has a vibrant nightlife to enjoy.
Things to do
If you enjoy the outdoors then Darlington is a great place to head as the landscape around the town offers plenty of opportunities to get out and about.
The Yorkshire Dales are a short drive from Darlington's centre and feature a whole host of natural features include the wonderful waterfalls of Hardraw Force and Aysgarth Falls.
Plus there is also the North York Moors to explore, with breathtaking scenery, challenging walking trails and plenty of off-road cycling routes.
If you are looking for some sightseeing opportunities then Darlington has plenty to offer. Discover one of the country's finest medieval castles - Raby Castle. Set in stunning gardens, the fortress dates back to the 14th century and hosts many events throughout the year, including classic car shows.