Best Accommodation close to Motor Track

The Boot and Shoe

DL1 5QD, Darlington, The Boot & Shoe, Church Row

Located in Darlington, an 11-minute walk from Darlington Memorial Hospital and 2.2 km from Darlington Arena, The Boot and Shoe provides accommodation with free WiFi and a bar. West Park Hospital is 3.2 km from... read more

133 reviews 6.6

£ 28.00

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dalesman hotel

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

Set in Darlington, a 15-minute walk from Darlington Memorial Hospital, dalesman hotel has a garden. Around 1.8 km from Darlington Arena, the property is also 3.6 km away from West Park Hospital and offers free... read more

69 reviews 8.9

£ 30.00

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Balmoral Guest House

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

Situated in Darlington, Balmoral Guest House provides free WiFi. Located around a 2-minute walk from Darlington Memorial Hospital, the guest house is also 2.4 km away from West Park Hospital. Attractions in the area include... read more

201 reviews 9.3

£ 30.00

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Greenbank Hotel

DL3 6EL, Darlington, 86-92 Greenbank Road

Situated in Darlington, a 3-minute walk from Darlington Memorial Hospital, Greenbank Hotel features a garden and a shared lounge. Located around 2.5 km from West Park Hospital, the hotel is also 2.9 km away from... read more

138 reviews 8.5

£ 35.00

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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

543 reviews 8.9

£ 35.00

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The Croft Hotel

DL2 2ST, Darlington, Croft On Tees

Originally built in 1835, The Croft is situated in the historic village of Croft-on-Tees, overlooking the River Tees. Free parking and free Wi-Fi are available at the hotel. The hotel combines period features with modern... read more

384 reviews 8.7

£ 44.10

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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

774 reviews 8.3

£ 51.00

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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

1294 reviews 8.7

£ 53.00

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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

652 reviews 8

£ 53.10

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Barningham Street

DL3 6NS, Darlington, 88 Barningham Street

Barningham Street is located in Darlington, a 6-minute walk from Darlington Memorial Hospital. All rooms boast a kitchen and a private bathroom. The property is 2.3 km from West Park Hospital and 3.3 km from... read more

0 reviews

£ 55.00

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Harrison Terrace

DL3 6QJ, Darlington, 61 Harrison Terrace

Harrison Terrace is located in Darlington, an 8-minute walk from Darlington Memorial Hospital, and offers free WiFi. The property is around 2 km from West Park Hospital and 3.6 km from Darlington Arena. The property... read more

0 reviews

£ 55.00

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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

629 reviews 8.2

£ 70.00

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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

94 reviews 9.7

£ 90.00

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Houndgate Townhouse

DL1 5RF, Darlington, 11 Houndgate

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.... read more

218 reviews 9.5

£ 100.00

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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.