Best Accommodation close to Motor Track

Blackwell Grange Hotel

DL3 8QH, Darlington, Blackwell Grange

This historic 17th-century mansion is set in 15 acres of woodland, a 20-minute walk from Darlington town centre. With free Wi-Fi, it features a leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool and a gym. The... read more

614 reviews 8.2

£ 58.50

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Darlington Apartments

DL1 2GB, Darlington, Rymers Court

These spacious and stylish apartments are 2 miles from Darlington town centre and offer free parking. Each has an open-plan, fully equipped kitchen and a modern lounge area. Free WiFi is available on site. Darlington... read more

27 reviews 8.9

£ 63.00

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Bannatyne Hotel Darlington

DL3 7HZ, Darlington, Southend Avenue

This historical town house is less than a mile from Darlington town centre. It has free limited parking and free internet. The Bannatyne Hotel Darlington mixes original 19th-century character with modern comfort. The en-suite rooms... read more

923 reviews 8.5

£ 61.10

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Mercure Darlington King's Hotel

DL1 1NW, Darlington, 9-12 Priestgate

Situated in the historic market town of Darlington, the newly refurbished Mercure Darlington King's Hotel boasts 83 bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, and limited, secure, free parking. Each room at The Mercure Darlington has a modern look... read more

1016 reviews 8.4

£ 47.00

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Holiday Inn Darlington-A1 Scotch Corner

DL10 6NR, Scotch Corner, A1/A66 Junction

The Holiday Inn Darlington-A1 Scotch Corner is ideally located on the A1/A66 junction in close proximity to Darlington and Catterick. Newcastle, York, Leeds and Middlesbrough are just a short drive away. Free parking is provided... read more

1318 reviews 8.7

£ 44.00

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Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf & Spa

DL2 2DU, Darlington, Hurworth-On-Tees

Nestled away, yet easily reached, the AA 5 Red Stars Rockliffe Hall offers a championship golf course, a large spa, and a gym. With elegant surroundings and quintessential English charm, the hotel is within 15... read more

29 reviews 8.9

£ 210.00

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B/W Plus The Croft Hotel

DL2 2ST, Darlington, Croft On Tees

Originally built in 1835, B/W Plus The Croft Hotel is situated in the historic village of Croft-on-Tees, overlooking the River Tees. Free parking and free WiFi are available at the hotel. The hotel combines period... read more

395 reviews 8.6

£ 45.00

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Clow Beck House

DL2 2SP, Darlington, Clow Beck House, Croft-on-Tees

Situated 10 minutes’ drive from Darlington town centre, Clow Beck House is an award-winning hotel which offers free Wi-Fi, home-cooked food and free on-site parking. An en suite bathroom with power shower, pocket-sprung beds and... read more

82 reviews 9.8

£ 90.00

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Balmoral Guest House

DL3 7BQ, Darlington, Balmoral Guest House 63 Woodlands Road

Situated in Darlington, 3.7 km from Darlington Arena, Balmoral Guest House features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The guest house has family rooms. Guests at the guest house can enjoy a Full... read more

274 reviews 9.3

£ 20.00

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The Chequers Inn

DL2 2NT, Darlington, Chequers Inn, Dalton-on-tees, Darlington

A 9-minute drive from Darlington, The Chequers Inn offers well-appointed rooms and a restaurant and bar. In the village of Dalton-on-Tees, it offers free parking and Wi-Fi. Each room has a flat-screen TV and tea... read more

348 reviews 9

£ 50.00

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Coach House at Middleton Lodge

DL10 6NJ, Scotch Corner, Middleton Tyas

Coach House at Middleton Lodge is set in 200 acres of private countryside. This 18th century Georgian country estate offers an on-site restaurant. The Coach House has 9 bedrooms designed with the original Georgian features... read more

91 reviews 9.6

£ 170.00

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Hotel 119

DL1 5JH, Darlington, 117-119 Victoria road

Hotel 119 is set in Darlington, 1.3 km from Darlington Memorial Hospital. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Hotel 119 features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a shared kitchen at... read more

571 reviews 9

£ 29.70

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Greenbank Hotel

DL3 6EL, Darlington, 86-92 Greenbank Road

Featuring a bar, shared lounge, garden and free WiFi, Greenbank Hotel is located in Darlington, 3.7 km from Darlington Arena and 9 km from Walworth Castle. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and a tour... read more

121 reviews 8.6

£ 30.00

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dalesman hotel

DL1 5JW, Darlington, Dalesman hotel 96-100 victoria road

Boasting a bar, terrace and free WiFi, dalesman hotel is situated in Darlington, 2.6 km from Darlington Arena and 10 km from Walworth Castle. The hotel offers a Full English/Irish or vegetarian breakfast. The nearest... read more

226 reviews 9

£ 35.00

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Highbury House, Warm and Welcoming.

DL2 1HJ, Darlington, Oak Tree Close Middleton-St-George

Located 8 km from Darlington Arena, Highbury House, Warm and Welcoming. Provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. A continental breakfast is available daily at the homestay. A terrace can be found at... read more

79 reviews 9.4

£ 38.00

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The Devonport

DL2 1AS, Darlington, 16-18 The Front, Middleton On Row

Located in Darlington and with Darlington Arena reachable within 8 km, The Devonport provides express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests... read more

165 reviews 9.7

£ 85.00

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The Farmers Arms Inns

DL10 7HZ, Catterick Bridge, The Farmers Arms Inn Gatherly Road

Situated in Catterick Bridge, 35 km from Ripon, The Farmers Arms Inns features a restaurant and free WiFi. A Full English/Irish breakfast is available each morning at the bed and breakfast. The Farmers Arms Inns... read more

18 reviews 8.5

£ 70.00

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Appleby Darlington Two

DL1 4AJ, Darlington, 53 Appleby Close

Appleby Darlington Two offers accommodation in Darlington, 10 km from Walworth Castle. It is set 1.8 km from Darlington Arena and offers a 24-hour front desk. The apartment also features 1 bathroom. The nearest airport... read more

4 reviews 0

£ 71.37

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Ultimate guide for a weekend at the Track

time clockA weekend away can include a choice of driving experience. Whether you want to ride an F1 racing car or perhaps a Porsche, Lamborghini or Ferrari. Many packages allow you to experience more than one car, such as a sports car, classic British motor and F1 Maclaren. Driving experiences last up to 3.5 hours and include a briefing and instructor demonstration. These experiences make ideal gifts or are perfect for stag dos as part of a longer weekend in Middlesbororugh or Darlington.

The site hosts a full calendar of motorsport events including F3, TVR, GT and other races. It’s also home to the prestigious British Touring Cars (BTCC) event, and operates also a number of top-notch supercar driving experiences during the year. Several budget-friendly hotel rooms or bed and breakfast properties are located within close distance of the race track.

The 2.1 mile long lap is very challenging, offering plenty of turns and corners. It’s unofficially known as a real driver’s circuit. There is no 70 mph speed limit, little use of cone chicanes to slow you down and even junior drivers have the opportunity to test their skills.

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Race meetings

The circuit plays host to a busy calendar of racing meet events including motor-racing, rallycross, bikes, nostalgia races and much more. Whether you just want to watch or want to take part, these events can make up the main show of a Croft Weekender.

Test days

This stadium also plays host to test days, which enable you to bring your own new car or bike and test drive it at speeds you wouldn’t normally be able to. Track days also allow you to bring your own vehicle to drive it at leisure on the track.

Where to Eat

Visitors to the circuit as part of a corporate or large event can have catering arranged. Alternatively there are numerous nearby pubs, hotels and restaurants that serve food.

A croft weekender is likely to be an unforgettable weekend, whether you go to test drive your new car, take part in a race meeting or enjoy one of the many available driving experiences. Stag dos, corporate events, birthdays or just for fun – any excuse to go is a good one.

With plenty of cheap accommodation and eating options just a short drive away and the city of Middlesborough just 20 miles away, a trip to Croft can make up part of a fabulous boys weekend.

Travel – How to get to Races

Nearest Train Station ?

The nearest station to Croft is Darlington which is 4 miles to the north. The railway station is frequently served by the East Coast Main Line.

By Bus – Coach

Bus and coach services to Darlington are provided by National Express.

By Car

Travelling South

When driving South on the A1(M) you have to take junction 58 off signed Darlington. Then you have to follow this route through Darlington, and follow the A167 towards Northallerton. Croft Circuit is signposted approximately 2 miles south of Croft on Tees.

Travelling North

When driving North on the A1(M) you have to take junction 57 off to Darlington. At the second roundabout take the 5th exit which is signed Northallerton A167. Continue on this route as described above.

By Plane

The nearest airport to Croft Circuit is Durham Tees Valley airport (Teesside), approximately 8 miles away.

Newcastle airport and hotels are 1 hour drive away.


Name : Croft Circuit

Location : near Dalton-on-Tees in North Yorkshire, just off the A1/A66 junction between Darlington and Northallerton.

Distance to


Address : West Ln, Dalton-on-Tees, Darlington, North Yorkshire DL2 2PL, England, United Kingdom

Postcode district : DL2

District : Richmondshire

County : North Yorkshire

Tel : +44 1325 721815

Track Length in Miles :

Full Length of Circuit — 2,1 mi

Nearest Hotels : in Darlington, Scotch Corner, Long Newton, Headlam, Richmond, and Middleton One Row.

Things to See and Do nearby – DL2 2PL sat nav postcode area

Raby Castle : castle with stunning gardens located near Staindrop. It recently featured in the BBC drama The White Queen.

Paddock Farm Nursery & Water Gardens : popular garden centre and fishery.

Darlington Railway Centre and Museum : insight into Darlington’s railway heritage. It’s a very pleasing place to visit for adults and children alike. The museum is very interesting and very informative.

Darlington Civic Theatre : lovely theatre providing a varied programme of entertainment to suit all tastes.