Holiday Inn Darlington – A1 Scotch Corner

The Holiday Inn Darlington – A1 Scotch Corner is a 3 star hotel located a few miles from Darlington with good road links to local & regional areas.


A1/A66 Richmond near Darlington
North Yorkshire
DL10 6NR
Tel: +44 (0)1765 602172

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The hotel offers guests comfortable 3 star accommodation and facilities at competitive rates. The landmark hotel is located at the junction of the A1 and A66 a few miles from Darlington. The hotel facilities mean it is suitable for both business and leisure guests. The hotel is conveniently situated between Richmond and Darlington with York, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Newcastle all within one hours drive away.

Local transport links in the area include Darlington train station located 11.6 miles away from the hotel. The train station offers services to London Kings Cross station and other local and regional areas including Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland. The hotel is close by to major roads including the A1(M) and A66 providing good road connections.

Visitors can expect a friendly welcome with good levels of service at the hotel. The hotel is located a few miles from Darlington, where visitors can find good access to local amenities. The closest train stations to the hotel are located at Darlington, North Road and Dinsdale.


There are a total of 90 en-suite guest bedrooms at the hotel. The rooms offer comfortable reasonably priced accommodation and facilities. Guests can choose from standard, superior and executive rooms and there are suites available for guests requiring more space and greater luxury.

Room facilities include television with satellite channels, telephone, radio, alarm clock, hairdryer, trouser press, iron and ironing facilities, work desk and tea and coffee making facilities. There are rooms available with disabled access.

All rooms are non-smoking at the hotel in accordance with hotel policy.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in guest bedrooms at the hotel. There are free on-site car parking facilities for hotel guests.

The hotel has 2 rooms for business meetings and conferences with capacity for up to 120 delegates.

Hotel guests have complementary use if the Activelife Health Club is located next to the hotel, the facilities include fully featured gymnasium, swimming pool and Jacuzzi and beauty treatments.


Guests can enjoy a hot full English breakfast each morning or a Continental breakfast with a choice of breads, cereals, yogurts, fruits, juices and hot and cold drinks. There are vegetarian options for breakfast available.

The Fratello’s Italian Restaurant serves a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes along with a choice of tempting desserts. The restaurant is a place where diners can enjoy the dining experience with a choice of interesting Italian dishes for diners to try. The restaurant uses fresh, local produce to create a range of traditional and contemporary dishes. Diners can choose from the wines list and find the perfect accompaniment to their meals.

The Columbus Bar & Lounge is a place where guests can sit back and relax with a choice of drinks available including, soft drinks, real ales, beers, wines, cocktails, spirits and local specialities. There is a relaxed atmosphere here making it an ideal place to catch up with friends, family and colleagues.

Local Attractions

Yorkshire is located in the North of England, the county is the largest in England and has three sub divisions North, South and East Yorkshire. The county has a range of scenery, landscapes and attractions for visitors to enjoy, including national parks, historic cities, villages with of plenty of character.

The City of Leeds has been transformed in recent years by many redevelopment and regeneration projects. Among the signs of redevelopment are the range of shopping facilities that include the Victorian Quarter that offers wonderful shopping opportunities and the canal waterfront.

Newer elements have been added to the grand older buildings located in the city of Leeds and has a wide range of museums and galleries for visitors to see. Queen Victoria opened the historic Town Hall back in 1858 and the Civic Hall.

Armley Mill was once the largest woollen mill in the world, today it is an acclaimed industrial museum. The City Art Gallery houses some impressive collections covering modern art, watercolours and sculptures among others.

The Bradford area includes the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Cartwright Hall & Mughal Garden and Salt’s Mill. The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television is one of the most popular museums outside of London and Salt’s Mill contains some fine art collections. Historically Halifax was known as a prosperous wool town; shown by the Italianate colonnaded 18th century Piece Hall, which contains a textile museum, art gallery and shops. The town has the Eureka! Museum for Children, dedicated to children under the age of 11. There are a choice of exhibits on display and a full programme of events and activities there is plenty to see and do for children and adults here.

The North York Moors provides wonderful walking opportunities for walking enthusiasts and is a great way to see and appreciate the countryside, landscape and nature in the area. The Cleveland Way long-distance path, is an interesting path that illustrates the contrasts in the landscape of the park and provides a great backdrop from which to enjoy your visit.

The area known as the Yorkshire Dales covers approx 1,600 square miles and this includes the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The park is part of the Forest of Bowland AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the Nidderdale AONB. The AONB is recognition of the unique natural heritage and aim to conserve the areas for the future. The area can be wild, tranquil, peaceful, charming, and full of character all at the same time. The area is well known for flower-filled meadows, heather moors and waterfalls giving visitors an insight in to England's scenic areas.

The Dales are known for the stone-built villages that have become synonymous with the area for centuries. In these rural communities agriculture still plays an important role in maintaining the local economy. Approx nine million visitors are attracted to the Yorkshire Dales each year, drawn by the natural beauty, the tranquillity, varied landscapes and the variety of outdoor activities that the area has to offer visitors.

The Northern Dales contains a number of scenic valleys, historic market towns and traditional villages to explore. Ripley Castle located a few miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, is a historic attractions that has been home of the Ingilby family for several hundred years. Tours are available for visitors to learn more about this fascinating castle. The estate includes gardens and a deer park that has plenty of wildlife to enjoy.

Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire. The extravagant baroque estate has a trademark dome that stands 80 feet above the opulent mansion. The interior of the castle is impressive with a range of fine collections in furniture, art, porcelain and sculpture that have been collected over the years.

Harewood House in Leeds is home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood. The historic house provides a great day out for the whole family. There are outstanding art collections, grand State Rooms and fascinating 'Below Stairs' exhibitions. The house is located in stunning grounds; there are formal gardens and woodland walks. Visitors explore the Gardens and Bird Garden and enjoy a boat trip across the lake and children can enjoy themselves in the Adventure Playground. There is a full programme of events and exhibitions.

One of the most popular seaside resorts in the north of England is Scarborough. Located on the North Yorkshire coast, the town has impressive cliff scenery and wonderful sandy bays. The seaside entertainment includes traditional seaside fare for the whole family.

The city of York is among the most visited places in Yorkshire. The historic city dates back over 2,000 years and within its city walls there plenty of the legacies of Medieval, Viking and Roman history. The buildings display a mix of these influences and classic buildings from the 18th to 20th centuries too. York Minster, the best known symbol of the city, towers over the city. There are three miles of city walls which surround the medieval city.

The best known tourist attraction in York is York Minster, which is the largest Medieval Gothic cathedral north of the Alps and a treasure house of 800 years of stained glass. There are some spectacular views to be enjoyed from the top of the tower. The Chapter house dates back to the medieval period with beautiful carved stone. Central Tower offers visitors with the best viewpoint in York. The crypt contains the oldest parts of the building; the building is widely regarded as an artistic and architectural treasure.

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park is situated on the banks of the River Skell, in North Yorkshire approx 30 miles from the hotel. The site is a recognised world heritage site for its outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. The 18th century landscape garden at Studley Royal Park is one of the few surviving examples of a Georgian Green garden. The gardens include features such as ponds, temples, lakes, statues, bridges and cascades.

Mother Shipton’s Cave are situated in the forests of the town of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire. Mother Shipton lived during the reigns of Henry VIII among others, becoming famous for her prophetic visions, which became feared throughout the UK. Mother Shipton was born in the cave, located close to geological phenomenon of The Petrifying Well, thought to have miraculous healing properties. Visitors can explore the Mother Shipton Estate, viewing the cave and Petrifying Well.


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Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Darlington: 8.9 Miles

North Road: 9.8 Miles

Dinsdale: 12.4 Miles

Closest Airports:
The closest airport is Durham Tees Valley Airport located 14 miles away by road via the A1(M0, A66(m) and A66. Leeds Bradford Airport is located 50 miles away via the A658, A1(M) and A1.

Durham Tees Valley Airport: 14 Miles

Leeds Bradford Airport: 50 Miles

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