Darlington, places to go.

Darlington, places to go.

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old fogey

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83 posts

184 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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Ok people, hiya :wavey:

My lady and I are going to Darlington for a short timen to visit friends, and will have to kill a few days by ourselves in the middle of the stay .. now thing is ..

have googled for interesting things to do around Darlington and am drawing a bit of a blank ..

we've done the east coast bit on previous visits, have done Beamish, Metro Centre in Newcastle, done Raby castle, where else is there that we can go ?

If it helps we're both musicians, like photography/film, outdoor activities (absailing/moutain biking/etc), but as you get up to the North East there doesn't seem much to do. Google is being less than brilliant, so hoping you people may be able to help.

Thankyou one and all :)

hugoagogo

22,835 posts

191 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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keep going past Raby Castle to the town of Barnard Castle, for the bowes museum and on to Upper Teesdale for High Force (biggest waterfall in britain) and Low force (! smaller waterfall) Lots more stuff to see, country walks/hikes etc around teesdale

www.teesdalediscovery.com/

unrepentant

20,220 posts

214 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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Darlington itself is a bit of a hmm... er........ shithole. Go north to Newcastle or south to the Dales. If you're stuck in Darlo there's a brick train and the football stadium that a safe cracker built and er.... thats it.

old fogey

Original Poster:

83 posts

184 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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Darlington is a bit, erm, lacking I have to say. Thanks for the teesdale website link

.. also appears the North Yorks Moors Railway may not be too big a journey to go and visit also. Picnic time i think assuming the weather holds.

philthy

4,689 posts

198 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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hugoagogo said:
keep going past Raby Castle to the town of Barnard Castle, for the bowes museum and on to Upper Teesdale for High Force (biggest waterfall in britain) and Low force (! smaller waterfall) Lots more stuff to see, country walks/hikes etc around teesdale

www.teesdalediscovery.com/

Possibly not ? Englands highest waterfall
Can't help with Darlington tho...sorry.

Phil

wacky racer

33,502 posts

205 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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How about a trip on the North York Moors railway, from Pickering to Grosmont...beautiful scenery in "Heartbeat" country, maybe a visit to Goathland where it is filmed, (The ficticious Aidensfield)

Whitby is well worth a day out, walk up the 199 steps to the Abbey for superlative views.......

Robin Hood's bay..quaint fishing village.....

Scarborough....Castle
Fish and chips
Peasholm Park

A trip to Robert Thompson's "Mouseman" furniture factory in Kilburn, (don't forget to look out for the white horse on the hillside)

Beautiful OAK furniture hand made by skilled craftsmen......Great day out....{imo}


hugoagogo

22,835 posts

191 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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philthy said:

hugoagogo said:
biggest waterfall in britain


Possibly not ? Englands highest waterfall

Phil


now, see if you can spot where you went wrong

wacky racer

33,502 posts

205 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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hugoagogo said:

philthy said:


hugoagogo said:
biggest waterfall in britain



Possibly not ? Englands highest waterfall

Phil



now, see if you can spot where you went wrong







www.greendragoninn.fsnet.co.uk/waterfall.htm

hugoagogo

22,835 posts

191 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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repeat after me: big, not high: big, not high

wacky racer

33,502 posts

205 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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hugoagogo said:
repeat after me: big, not high: big, not high



Lol!

rich 36

13,739 posts

224 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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....................V...............

wedg1e

26,736 posts

223 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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White water canoe/ raft centre at Stockton-on-Tees, about 10 miles from Darlo.

Lion Inn on Blakey ridge near Castleton on the NY Moors... find a route that involves going through Rosedale and you get to climb the Rosedale Chimney... Do it on a pushbike if you're hard enough

Give us some notice and we can possibly get a crew of the NE PHers together to accompany you for a ride out... everything from Nobles to TVRs to Lotuses...

Selmer

2,760 posts

200 months

Saturday 18th June 2005
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If your into music and the arts, there is a new centre in Darlo called The Forum, I ain't been yet but apparently it's better than Darlington Arts Centre who have a good reputation for their music and film scene. Usually jazz gigs are on a Friday, blues on a Thursday or Saturday and recent films on a Monday afternoon and evening. Ticket prices are cheap for the films but vary for the gigs depending upon who the promotor is; ie. if it's a regular jazz gig (biggish name) your looking at 8-9. If it's part of a CMN tour then they usually double.
The latter venue does real ale too.
The Forum is supposed to be nice for a coffee.
The rest of Darlo is a mixed bag really; good beer and scoth seslection downstairs in House of Fraser, good Thai massage at some address on Victoria Road. Apparently.