Location of The Croft Hotel

The Croft Hotel offers intimate, luxurious accommodation in close proximity of Darlington. The Hotel is also perfectly situated to explore Richmondshire and the surrounding areas such as the fabulous golf course at Rockliffe Hall & the Croft Circuit.

Standing next to the historic St Peters church where Lewis Carrol was inspired to write Alice in Wonderland and overlooking the river Tees, the Croft Hotel is a grade 2 listed gem situated in the village of Croft-on-Tees.
Situated in a quiet area only 10 minutes from the centre of Darlington, 5 minutes from the A1 and 15 minutes from Teeside International airport – the popular Croft Circuit is only a 5 minute drive away.
Close proximity to the A19

Things to do in the area

Croft Circuit

Drive your dream car at Croft race circuit. With the latest supercars and single seater racing cars, a driving experience at Croft is a unique and memorable present for any petrolhead.

Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam, formerly known as the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, is a railway museum that is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which was the world’s first steam-powered passenger railway.

South Park Darlington

South Park has something for everyone. At this grade II registered historic park, listen to bands playing in free outdoor concerts, enjoy the fabulous flowerbeds, talk to the parrots in the aviary or play your favourite sport in our multi-use games area. They have a full programme of events throughout the year, including Race for Life, Proms in the Park and the Macmillan Toddle.

Shildon Railway museum

Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon is a railway museum and is part of the Science Museum Group. At Locomotion you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s first railway town. The town of Shildon has had an exciting story to tell since the earliest days of the rail industry, making it the perfect place to explore the rich seam of local railway history and discover how the railways have changed all our lives.

Beamish Museum

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum has a nationally renowned art collection and is situated in the town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham, England.

High force

Discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, located at Forest-in-Teesdale, in the heart of the Durham Dales. High Force is surrounded by stunning countryside and is situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A variety of animal and plant life can be seen at High Force throughout the seasons, from a vast array of wildflowers, ferns and towering trees, to roe deer and rabbits.

Preston Park and Museum

Georgian mansion for exhibits on local life, a recreated Victorian street, with riverside grounds.

Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is in northern England. It encompasses thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages. Southeast, on the River Wharfe, the Bolton Abbey Estate includes the ruins of a 12th-century monastery. Malham Village features a towering cliff, and a footpath leading to Gordale Scar, a limestone ravine with waterfalls. A 5-arched bridge crosses the river at Burnsall Village.

North Yorkshire moors

The North York Moors is a national park in North Yorkshire, England, containing one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. It covers an area of 554 sq mi and has a population of 23,380.