Thought to date back to the 1770s, Houndgate Townhouse provides an elegant setting for luxurious en suite accommodation in central Darlington. With a restaurant, bar and lounge, it also offers free Wi-Fi and room service. Rooms feature super king-size or four-poster beds and high-quality en suite facilities with bathrobes, slippers and toiletries provided. Each room has a TV, radio, hairdryer and safe. The Houndgate Townhouse restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu of tempting dishes, including brunch and afternoon tea. The bar serves cocktails, wines and spirits, and tea, coffee and cake during the day. Darlington lies around 24 miles south of the vibrant university city of Durham, and 37 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Around 30 minutes east of the Yorkshire Dales, the area’s attractions include the impressive Raby Castle, built in the 14th century and 25 minutes’ drive from Darlington.