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DarlingtonDarlington is in County Durham, a county whose southern boundary is formed by the River Tees, its northern boundary by the River Tyne, its western boundary high in the Pennine Hills and to the east, the limestone cliffs of its North Sea coastline, the unspoilt Durham Heritage Coast. Here you will find the magnificent World Heritage site Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. The county is mainly rural with the moors and valleys of Teesdale and Weardale, bustling market towns, former colliery villages, majestic castles and living museums.

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Attractions Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, North Road Station, Darlington Tel: 01325 460532 - Restored 1842 station housing a collection of exhibits relating to railways in the North East of England, including Stephenson's Locomotion. It is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world's first steam-worked public railway. About 1 mile from Darlington town centre.

Darlington Railway Centre and Museum

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Attractions Preston Hall Museum, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees. Tel: 01642 781184. The museum is best known for its Victorian Street and its many period rooms, giving a glimpse of domestic life in the area over the years. It has an impressive display of weaponry in its cellars, and also houses Stockton's most famous painting, the Dice Players by Georges de la Tour. Set in 112 acres of parkland, between Stockton and Yarm on A135. About 8 miles east of Darlington.

Preston Hall Museum

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Riverside StadiumAttractions The Riverside Stadium has been the home of Middlesbrough F.C. since the beginning of the English Premier League season 1995-96. Its current capacity is 35,049 all-seated. About 13 miles east of Darlington.

The Riverside Stadium

Attractions The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge links Middlesbrough with the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, spaning the River Tees. It carries a travelling 'car', suspended from the bridge, across the river in 90 seconds and is the largest working bridge of its kind in the world. It has featured in films and TV programmes including Billy Elliot, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, The Fast Show, and Steel River Blues. About 12 miles east of Darlington.

The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Attractions Darlington Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Coniscliffe Road. Darlington Tel: 01325 760216. A Scheduled Ancient Monument with two completely original pumping engines in full working order, displayed running under their pumping load on about four weekends each year. One is a two-cylinder compound steam beam engine, the other engine a two-cylinder gas engine, the largest preserved example in Europe. The engines are housed in their own purpose built buildings, dating from 1847 to 1901, in themselves superb examples of Victorian architecture. On the outskirts of Darlington.

Darlington Tees Cottage Pumping Station

Attractions Designed by leading contemporary artist and sculptor David Mach, Train is made from 185,000 local "Accrington Nori" bricks and commemorates Darlington's illustrious heritage as "home of the railways". 60 metres long and 6 metres high, it is a perfect rendering of the 1938 classic locomotive "Mallard", complete with plume of billowing smoke. About 2 miles east of Darlington on the A66.

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