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

1109 reviews 8.1

£ 49.50

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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

2347 reviews 8.1

£ 61.48

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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, parking with additional charge. Each room at The Mercure Darlington has a... read more

1827 reviews 7.4

£ 47.00

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Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf & Spa

DL2 2DU, Darlington, Hurworth-On-Tees

Immerse yourself in our world. Live the Rockliffe life... Experience the north of England's most iconic resort destination. Set within a beautiful 365 acre estate on the County Durham and North Yorkshire border, Rockliffe Hall... read more

504 reviews 9.1

£ 240.00

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The Harrowgate Hill Lodge

DL1 3AD, Darlington, Harrowgate Hill

This good-value lodge has easy access by bus to Darlington town centre, 3.2 km away. Junction 59 of the A1(M) is also 3 km away. The 4-star lodge also has free parking and en suite... read more

941 reviews 7.1

£ 1.00

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Hall Garth Hotel; BW Signature Collection

DL1 3LU, Darlington, Coatham Mundeville

Hall Garth Hotel; BW Signature Collection is located just off the A1 at junction 59, set within 70 acres of its own parkland, just outside the historic market town of Darlington. There is plenty of... read more

1645 reviews 7.4

£ 1.00

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The Croft Hotel, BW Signature Collection

DL2 2ST, Darlington, Croft On Tees

Originally built in 1835, The Croft Hotel, BW Signature Collection 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... read more

694 reviews 8.4

£ 1.00

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Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

DL2 2LY, Darlington, Walworth

Walworth Castle Hotel is in the rolling Tees Valley countryside, west of Darlington. Dating back to 1189, this historic building is set in 18 acres of stunning lawns and woodlands. In the evening you can... read more

1087 reviews 8.1

£ 58.50

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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

285 reviews 9.4

£ 1.00

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Balmoral Guest House

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

Situated in Darlington, within 49 km of Lightwater Valley Theme Park and 49 km of Beamish Museum, Balmoral Guest House features free WiFithroughout the property. The guest house has family rooms. Breakfast is available each... read more

327 reviews 8.9

£ 34.00

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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

692 reviews 8.9

£ 50.00

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Wilson 74

DL3 6QZ, Darlington, 74-76 Wilson St

Wilson 74 offers accommodation in Darlington city centre. The Darlington Arena and railway station are just over a mile away. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms, separate lounge and dining area with free WiFi, flat... read more

20 reviews 9

£ 1.00

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The Grey Horse

DL1 2DD, Darlington, 39 Haughton Green, Haughton

Set in Darlington, 48 km from Beamish Museum, The Grey Horse offers a restaurant and free WiFi. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. Guests can also relax in the... read more

598 reviews 7.1

£ 35.00

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Raby Apartment

DL3 7TH, Darlington, 1 Raby Street

Featuring 3-star accommodation, Raby Apartment is located in Darlington, 15 km from Locomotion: The National Railway Museum and 20 km from Raby Castle. The property is non-smoking and is situated 48 km from Lightwater Valley... read more

10 reviews 8.8

£ 1.00

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Greenbank Hotel

DL3 6EL, Darlington, 86-92 Greenbank Road

Located in Darlington, Greenbank Hotel features a garden, shared lounge, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and a tour desk for guests. Guest rooms in the hotel are... read more

142 reviews 8.2

£ 45.00

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Pullman House

DL3 6PL, Darlington, Hopetown Lane Hopetown Lane

Pullman House is located in Darlington, 35.5 km from Durham Castle. The Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum is a 4-minute walk from the property. Free high-speed WiFi is provided and free private parking... read more

59 reviews 9.5

£ 56.00

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Mead House

DL1 1EX, Darlington,

Mead House is set in Darlington, 50 km from Beamish Museum and 16 km from Locomotion: The National Railway Museum, in an area where cycling can be enjoyed. The Raby Castle is within 22 km... read more

5 reviews 9.8

£ 1.00

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dalesman hotel

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

Situated in Darlington and with Lightwater Valley Theme Park reachable within 49 km, dalesman hotel features a terrace, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a bar. The property is set 49 km from Beamish Museum, 15... read more

363 reviews 8.6

£ 35.00

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Dene View By Horizon Stays

DL3 6DJ, Darlington, 28 Coniston Street

Boasting quiet street views, Dene View By Horizon Stays offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 49 km from Beamish Museum. It has inner courtyard views and free WiFithroughout the property. The 2-bedroom... read more

25 reviews 7.9

£ 85.00

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Highbury House, Warm and Welcoming.

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

Located 23 km from Middlesbrough Cathedral, Highbury House, Warm and Welcoming. Provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Guests at the homestay can enjoy a continental breakfast. Highbury House, Warm and Welcoming. Offers... read more

274 reviews 9.4

£ 45.00

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The Devonport

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

Located in Darlington and with Middlesbrough Cathedral reachable within 22 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

228 reviews 9.2

£ 83.50

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Darlington Central Apartment with Free Parking

DL3 7PN, Darlington, 2 Woodland Road Vincent House

Darlington Central Apartment with Free Parking is situated in Darlington, 49 km from Lightwater Valley Theme Park, 50 km from Beamish Museum, and 14 km from Locomotion: The National Railway Museum. This apartment features free... read more

17 reviews 8.6

£ 1.00

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Walworth Castle Lodge

DL2 2LY, Darlington,

Boasting a hot tub, Walworth Castle Lodge is set in Darlington. This holiday home offers a garden. The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a... read more

2 reviews 9

£ 1.00

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Town Farm

DL2 3RH, Darlington,

Featuring a hot tub, Town Farm is located in Darlington. Guests may enjoy free WiFithroughout the property. The holiday home features 5 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a... read more

2 reviews 9.5

£ 205.81

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Rose Cottage

DL2 3RJ, Darlington,

Rose Cottage is set in Darlington and offers a garden. Guests may enjoy free WiFithroughout the property. The holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a... read more

4 reviews 8.8

£ 1.00

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34 Brunton Street Serviced Accommodation

DL1 4EN, Darlington, 34 Brunton Street

34 Brunton Street Serviced Accommodation in Darlington provides accommodation with free WiFi, 49 km from Beamish Museum, 50 km from Lightwater Valley Theme Park and 16 km from Locomotion: The National Railway Museum. This holiday... read more

28 reviews 9

£ 75.00

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Ivy Cottage

DL2 3HL, Darlington,

Ivy Cottage is set in Darlington. With free WiFi, this holiday home offers a TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Guests at the holiday home can enjoy golfing and... read more

2 reviews 9.5

£ 57.57

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Appleby Darlington

DL1 4AJ, Darlington, 32 Appleby Close

Set 50 km from Lightwater Valley Theme Park, 16 km from Locomotion: The National Railway Museum and 21 km from Raby Castle, Appleby Darlington offers accommodation situated in Darlington. It is located 50 km from... read more

24 reviews 8.8

£ 79.00

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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.