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Pleasant, attractive and historic station

Normally we'd say that a railway station is a railway station is a railway station. However this... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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day trip

really easy station to navagate with 2 sides. a small tickets office and a Costa and paper shop and... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington DL1 4AA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped up to Scotland via Darlington and the staff are extremely helpful and always on hand to answer any “random” questions...... first class lounge is relaxing and full of complementary food and drink, a true first class service.

Thank scott100279
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst this comment could reflect upon the state of the railway infrastructure as a whole, Darlington has an air of despondency above all others. As a general observation, the platform and ticket office staff give the impression that they would rather be anywhere else, than...More

Thank ClockworkBeatnik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A testament to Victorian engineering and design and showing few signs of age this fabulous glass roofed station with graceful curves is a must see for any keen railway enthusiast. The station is well kept, clean and has good information displays and announcements. There's a...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Normally we'd say that a railway station is a railway station is a railway station. However this station is very attractive and protected from the elements with its vast arched roof. It has comfortable waiting areas and a cafe. We tend to think that you...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The station is the originating point of the first rail line in England (Darlington to Stockton). I was disappointed not to see more of the history made

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The railways started in this part of the world. If you love the railways then this is a must visit. Also suggest you visit the museum which was the original station and then head to Shildon.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Found it a very clean station helpful enough staff. Well enough served with taxis. Doun fall was bridge into station didn't have any assistance for disabled given car park next to it. Apart from that would give a8/10

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Darlington station is a older but clean and we'll managed station .It is small and easily navigated .

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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

really easy station to navagate with 2 sides. a small tickets office and a Costa and paper shop and a little kiosk selling cans of booze as well as sweets etc. I do regular trips and there is a warm waiting room if its too...More

Thank terrywilson300tw
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I love this station, it's small so easy to navigate, yet you get to travel to so many places from here. It's £11 to park all day, you then walk over the bridge to the station but are protected by CCTV, you pay when you...More

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Margaret S
28 June 2018|
Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
There are barriers with staff so you would need their permission which I am sure they would not withold. If it very late the gates may well be left open.
18 August 2017|
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Response from charlieangel68 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I don't drive, but have seen a sign for long stay and short stay car park