About Central Park Central Park is in an excellent location in the centre of town and comprises of 327 two, three and four bedroom homes which provide a mix of house types that are ideal for first time buyers, families and professionals. Local Area The main railway station and high street shops are less than a five minute walk away. The Civic Theatre is a popular arts venue in town, hosting a mix of musicals, dramas, plays and pantomimes and the Forum Music Centre hosts regular live music events. The town centre also builds on its heritage as a market town with fresh local produce on sale in the Victorian covered market, a vibrant outdoor market on Saturdays and Mondays, and occasional speciality markets also taking place. For those who like retail therapy, Darlington has over 500 shops and independent stores. The Cornmill indoor shopping centre includes over 40 stores including many high street names. Out and about There are lots of opportunities for days out and leisure activities locally including the Darlington Railway Museum, Croft racing circuit and Raby Castle, one of the largest English medieval castles, which is only a 15 minute drive from Central Park. Other nearby attractions include Hardwick Park near Sedgefield, Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland and Bowes Museum in Teesdale. The historic city of York is only a half hour train ride away and the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are also within easy reach. Transport links The town is served by three close junctions on the A1(M) at junction 57 A66(M), junction 58 A68 and junction 59 A167. The main A1(M) runs south to London and north to Edinburgh providing excellent road links to major towns and cities across the UK. Durham City is approximately 30-35 minutes drive via the A1(M) or A167 roads. Darlington railway station is one of the main interchange stops on the East Coast Main Line, which provides regular services to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh, York, Leeds City station, Wakefield Westgate, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Newcastle.
Did You Know? Bridges built in Darlington are found as far away as the River Nile. The large engineering firm Cleveland Bridge & Engineering still has its headquarters in the town. The firm built the Tyne Bridge, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, Humber Bridge, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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