The Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel (4 star) has reserved a number of rooms for this event at a reduced rate of £60 b/b per night for single occupancy and £70 b/b for double occupancy. This offer runs until April 8 – so please book early – remembering to quote Durham Chess Congress when you book.

The Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel (4 star) is in the centre of the large shopping area and all types of food and drink are available. Darlington has a range of alternative accommodations. All buses are within a few minutes’ walk and the main line train station is a 15 minute walk. There are a large number of car parks within a few minutes’ walk.