The Area

Enjoy your home in the country and still have the benefits of the town

At Newbus Grange Country Park you really can have the best of both worlds: a peaceful and idyllic country retreat to get away from it all, yet with the benefits of excellent train links and the vibrant market town of Darlington close by.

Surrounded by stunning countryside, the beautiful River Tees and a cluster of picturesque villages, Newbus Grange is the perfect location for a relaxing stroll in the great outdoors. Just down the road from the park is Hurworth-on-Tees with it’s award winning gastro pubs and the outstanding 5 Star Rockcliffe Hall, perfect for a round of golf, a pampering spa treatment , or a leisurely lunch or dinner. The village also boasts a well stocked store and post office.

A few hundred yards in the opposite direction is the village of Neasham with its lovely riverside pub, where you can enjoy a drink and a traditional bar meal in great surroundings.

And, for the keen angler, Newbus Grange own the fishing rights for the River Tees, immediately adjacent to the park – please ask at reception for more details!

If you’d like to explore further afield, you are in luck as Newbus Grange is just a short drive from Darlington. Providing all that you would expect from a vibrant, busy town, here you can enjoy a wide range of restaurants, cafes, shops, boutiques, market stalls, live music, theatre and sporting facilities. The mainline station also takes you to Durham (20 minutes), Newcastle (35 minutes) and York (30 minutes), so there are no excuses for not getting out and enjoying all that the area has to offer!

Please call in to Reception for a variety of brochures with details of tourist information.

Shopping

Newbus Grange is just 10 minutes away from the vibrant market town of Darlington. Here you will find a range of boutiques alongside household names such as Next, House Of Frazer and Topshop. The market itself is also worth a visit. The award winning Victorian Covered Market is open Monday – Saturday all year round, while the Open Market runs each Monday and Saturday with the town centre coming alive as traders offer an unrivalled selection of wares. Finally, why not try the Sunday People’s Market? Held on the first Sunday of every month at Blackwellgate, the market sells unique local goods and crafts.

If you’d like to travel further afield, Darlington has excellent train links, with the mainline station taking you to the Cities of Durham (20 minutes), Newcastle (35 minutes) or York (30 minutes), so you can hop on a train and explore the region!

History

Darlington has lots of history on its doorstep. The magnificent Raby Castle – one of Englands finest Medieval Castles – and it’s adjoining 200 Acre Deer Park are highly recommended as a day trip. With a woodland play area, shop and tearooms, it is the ideal family day out. Walworth Castle is another historical site to explore – in particular, the Bird Of Prey displays at Walworth are a must see.

Darlington is of course the birthplace of the Railways, so why not pay a visit to the Railway Museum and the stunning Brick Train. Being on the mainline, Darlington is also just a short train ride away from other historical sites – why not plan a trip to Durham Catherdral or the Yorvik Viking Centre in York – both are just a mere 30 minutes train ride away!

Local Attractions

  • The Civic Theatre
  • Victorian Covered Market
  • South Park
  • Croft Circuit
  • Newcastle
  • Durham
  • York
  • The Brick Train
  • Dolphin Centre
  • Raby Castle
  • Paddock Farm
  • Walworth Castle Birds Of Prey

Sporting facilities

The Dolphin Centre in Darlington Town Centre caters for all of your sporting needs from squash, tennis and 5 a side football, to swimming, aerobics and yoga. There are classes for all ages and abilities and there is a café serving hot and cold drinks and light lunches to treat yourself afterwards.

If you are more of a spectator, why not plan a trip to Sedgefield Racecourse, a day out at Croft Circuit or pay a visit to Mowden Park FC Rugby Club to catch a game?

Food & Entertainment

Whether it’s eating out, theatre or live music that you’re interested in, Newbus Grange is the place for you, being just a short drive from lots of restaurants and venues. For tasty meals try The Fox and Hounds in Neasham Village or The Otter and Fish in Hurworth, or for a special occasion try the Michelin Starred Bay Horse in Hurworth or Rockliffe Hall.

Slightly further afield in Darlington Town Centre you are spoiled for choice with Italian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine available. For live music, The Forum Music Centre in Darlington Town Centre showcases regular live events with great tribute bands alongside local and up and coming talent. If theatre is more your thing, The Civic Theatre in Darlington has a wide programme of comedy, plays and musicals.