Darlington is a large market town in County Durham, in North East England, and part of the Tees Valley.
Woolpack barmaid Dolly Acaster was born in Darlington. In 1978, Dolly's mother arrived in Emmerdale to discuss arrangements for Dolly and Matt's wedding. Originally, Mrs Acaster wanted her daughter to have her wedding back in her home town, but agreed for them to have it in the village on the condition that she could decide the dress. Dolly's aunt Jessie Renfrew also lived in Darlington.