Modern hotel on the A1 motorway near Durham with a bar restaurant and free Wi-Fi Holiday Inn® Darlington North hotel is housed in an attractive historic red-brick building with stylish contemporary interiors. About 30 minutes' drive on the A1 motorway from Durham city and five miles from Darlington train station the hotel is a cosy and convenient base for work stopovers and weekend breaks. Complimentary secure parking is available as well as free Wi-Fi throughout. Business guests can host a successful meeting or presentation on site with a choice of five airy well-equipped conference rooms and dedicated staff to help with planning and catering. The hotel is handy for day trips to the famous Durham Cathedral and Durham University Botanic Gardens. At the Beamish Museum about 40 minutes' drive north you can see open-air exhibits recreating local life through the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Even closer is Locomotion the National Railway Museum at Shildon showcasing 300 years of railway history. Guests can relax in the open lobby with its colourful furniture. You can enjoy a quiet pint or lively evening cocktail in our welcoming lounge where a daily afternoon tea service includes cakes sandwiches and fresh-baked scones. The lobby restaurant hosts a popular grill night on Saturdays and a classic carvery buffet on Sunday afternoons. Kids stay and eat free.