A stylish hotel beside the A1(M) with free parking meeting rooms a restaurant and an indoor pool Set beside the A1(M)/A66 junction the Holiday Inn® Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner hotel is less than 20 minutes' drive from central Darlington and Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME). There's free parking and a direct link to Darlington Railway Station from the bus stop outside. Riverside Richmond five miles away is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. You can hold an event for up to 300 in the nine modern conference suites with digital projectors and free Wi-Fi. Keep hunger at bay with breakfast pastries and finger buffets. And if you need a printer or copier the friendly reception staff is happy to help. Kids love to explore Richmond Castle beside the River Swale only 10 minutes' drive away. Just 13 miles from the hotel the Bowes Museum shows fine art textiles and ceramics in a grand French-style chateau with a park. Darlington itself has slides and swimming pools at the Dolphin Centre theatres and a pedestrianised shopping centre. After work or play you can relax in the sauna and steam room or clock up some laps in the indoor pool. Fratello's Italian Restaurant serves classic pizza and pasta in a romantic setting and you can grab drinks and snacks at the Columbus Bar & Lounge. At this family-friendly hotel kids stay and eat for free.