Accommodation and Travel Information


One of our primary sponsors, the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, has agreed to provide discounted rates for attendees to the event. After registration, we will circulate emails with more information on how to proceed with booking for those interested in this offer. More information on the  Mercure Darlington Kings' Hotel can be found on its  website

Alternative accommodation includes: 

Rockliffe Hall

Blackwell Grange Hotel

Redworth Hall Hotel

Premier Inn

Travel Information


The Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is located in the heart of Darlington. The address is 9-12 Priestgate, Darlington DL1 1NW. 

The hotel has limited car parking facilities that are available to guests complimentary on a first come, first served basis. If the car park is full, there are other parking options located a short walk from the hotel. Guests are welcome to drop any luggage at reception, where our team can provide you with a map to assist you in locating a parking space. More information on parking spaces and charges can be found on the  Darlington Borough Council website


The venue is a 10 minute walk from Darlington's Train Station. Taxis are available at the entrance of the station.

The town's bus station is within easy reach of the Mercure Hotel (4 minutes by foot).


Teesside International Airport is seven miles east of the venue. A taxi from the airport will take about 15 minutes, costing approximately £15. You can also travel by bus to the town centre, which takes about 35 minutes and costs £3.70. The venue is adjacent to the bus station (Tubwell Row, Stand L). 

Alternatively, Newcastle Airport is located 43 miles from the venue. There is a metro link which connects the airport with Newcastle Railway Station. By train, Newcastle is approximately 30 minutes away from Darlington.