What's Ingenious about Darlington?

That same imaginative spirit, blind to reason, which allowed a small group of railway-men and women to kick-start modernity, is still alive and well.


Darlington has excellent transport links, a committed and highly-qualified workforce, good and outstanding schools and a great choice of housing. Visit the Invest page for more information.


Big enough to have a lively debate, yet small enough to be a real community. Named as one of the best places to live in the UK, Darlington has a low cost of living but a high quality of life. Take a look at the Live page for more details.

Our Town

You know about the present and the future, but what about the history of Darlington? This page provides a list of key dates since Queen Victoria granted Darlington a Charter of Incorporation, sparking 150 years of ingenuity.


Darlington is a market town steeped in history, named as one of the top ten places to live in the UK. Find out more on the Visit page.

Ingenuity in Darlington

From the birthplace of the passenger railways to a cutting-edge, multi-million pound biologics manufacturing centre and everything in between, we’ve gathered all of Darlington’s ingenious credentials in one place here.