Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Scotch Corner Near Darlington North Yorkshire
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Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner Scotch Corner Near Darlington North Yorkshire
9 MI/ 14.48 KM
1 MI/ 1.61 KM East
5 MI/ 8.05 KM East
- Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum
- Catterick Racecourse
- Richmond Castle
- Light Water Valley Theme Park
Don't miss the château-style Bowes Museum, only 18 minutes' drive away. You can see paintings by Anthony van Dyck, Canaletto and Francisco Goya among many impressive pieces of fine and decorative art. Look out for the 18th-century Silver Swan automaton, which dips its neck to pluck fish from a glass stream. The gardens have pushchair-friendly paths and carved totem poles for kids to discover.
It's only 20 minutes' drive from the hotel to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Get some fresh air and explore the Pennine Mountains, rugged moorland and river valleys on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike. You can even venture underground to discover otherworldly rock formations and underground waterfalls at Ingleborough Cave, White Scar Cave or Stump Cross Caverns.
Picnic in the garden or spot deer in the huge park at 14th-century Raby Castle, 15 miles away and open from April to September. Guided castle tours take in ornate Medieval, Georgian and Regency architecture, 17th-century paintings and marble statues. You can choose your own route on Sundays. Kids can burn off some energy on the obstacle course and zip wire at the Woodland Adventure Playground.
The historic market town of Richmond is just 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. You can climb to the roof of 11th-century Richmond Castle for sweeping views over the Yorkshire Dales, or relive military history through fascinating displays of medals, uniforms and weaponry at the Green Howards Museum. In the evening, catch touring shows, musicals and comedians at the restored, Georgian Theatre Royal.