An Oasis of Tranquility
Thornton Hall was built around 1550 by Ralph Tailbois and is one of the oldest buildings in the Borough of Darlington, one of only 7 to be awarded the Grade 1 listing. When you visit the gardens you'll find fabulous flowers, secretive areas with quirky and unusual benches, seats, statuary and sculptures.
What visitors say about Thornton Hall Gardens
From the minute you walk through the small door into this amazing garden you are hit by the wow factor.
My favourite garden in the north east of England, there is something for everybody.
I have never seen such a variety of unusual perennials - I didn't know there were so many different hostas and heucheras!
Fabulous collection of peonies one that you shouldn't miss.
If you are looking for a day out in County Durham a visit to Thornton Hall Gardens is a must for all garden lovers.
Thornton Hall Gardens must have one of the largest collections of David Austin roses in a private garden in the country - the perfume in late June early July is magnificent and something all garden lovers should experience.
One of Britain's finest new gardens, with a very old past - fascinating.
A beautiful old Hall accompanied by gardens full of flamboyant colour, go and see for yourself.
A great venue for a photo shoot.
One of Darlington's best tourist attractions - not to be missed.