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A market town with a proud industrial heritage. Darlington sits in County Durham, surrounded by picturesque scenery with major cities like Durham and Middlesbrough on its doorstep.

Darlington is in a fantastic location, making it ideal for commuters – road and railway links to the area make it an ideal base to explore County Durham from. We wanted to make sure that whatever reason you’re visiting Darlington, whether you’re looking to pre-book or simply searching for reliable pay and display space, we could help.

Alongside thousands of car parking spaces, we are also building a reliable EV network, so it’s never been simpler to find somewhere to top up your battery.

Hello Darlington

Darlington is famous for its granite architecture, miles of stunning coastline, castle, ruins, standing stones, and space to get involved in almost every outdoor activity you can think of.

The town has existed since Anglo-Saxon times and that rich history runs through Darlington, with its mixture of architecture showing the town’s growth and development over time. Darlington’s history is deeply tied to the railways, with the first steam train to move passengers travelling through Darlington, in an event that was seen as starting the modern railway age.

Whether you’re a fan of hiking, a foodie looking for new experiences, or just want a new city to explore on your route further North, Darlington has something for everyone.










Parking in Darlington

Top 4 things to do in Darlington

1. Head of Steam – Darlington has such a proud heritage when it comes to railways and has its own railway museum to commemorate it. This is a perfect place to visit if you love trains or have a passion for local history.

2. Piercebridge Roman Fort – The North of England has loads of Roman ruins. Piercebridge is perfect to wander around and explore what life was likethousands of years ago. The fort is open all year round and is a great place to walk to.

3. The Market – Market towns get their name for a reason. Darlington Market has a wealth of different traders so you can browse looking for bargains or grab some fantastic produce or just grab a coffee and people watch.

4. National Parks – Darlington is nestled between the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it an ideal base to go exploring from. County Durham is a rambling paradise with loads of trails for all skill levels, ideal if you’re looking for a break where you can be active.

Parking in Darlington

Like a lot of towns, parking can be in high demand which makes finding a reliable parking space difficult, especially during busy periods like market days. Plenty of places exist to park, but spaces fill up quickly.

Finding somewhere to park, and somewhere affordable are very different things. Luckily, we can help.

Using our Evology Parking app we can help you easily find secure, affordable parking across Darlington.





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Electric vehicle charging in Darlington

Darlington embracing the next generation of travel, and that includes EVs.

We’re bringing the future of EV charging to Darlington – we make it easy for you to find our chargers, plug-in and pay. Our Evology charging network consists of a range of destination chargers meaning you can enjoy your visit to the city whilst easily charging your car.

  • Locate EV chargers across Darlington
  • Check the cost of charging in advance
  • Easily pay for your charge session
  • View charging progress whilst on the move


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Disabled parking in Darlington

Darlington offers several disabled parking options, with Blue Badge holders permitted to park for free in council-managed car parks and on-street pay-and-display spots. By downloading the Evology parking app you can find out all the details for our car parks and check not only for accessible parking, but also which sites have accessible facilities on site or nearby.

Pre-booking your space in advance makes your journey smoother and ensures you aren’t worrying about where to park.




Public transport in Darlington

Darlington is also home to some fabulous public transport links. Trains run in and out of the city all day, making commuting a doddle. It’s also reachable easily by road. Plus, buses run to and from the town frequently helping you get where you need to go.


Download our Evology Parking App today!

✓ Pay for parking in a way that suits you
✓ Pre-book your parking space in advance
✓ Plan your trips to cut down on stress
✓ Power over parking in the palm of your hand


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