Darlington was a snowy market town in North-Eastern England, which was near Newton Aycliffe. (PROSE: Fanboys)

Although seemingly innocuous, the town had a surprising amount of alien activity, due to the town itself being gateway to the multiverse. Due to this, MIAOW implemented a branch there to monitor and contain the activity. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme, The Dreadful Flap)

Darlington had a variety of locations, such as: the Stockton and Darlington Railway in the early 1800s, (PROSE: A History of Humankind) the Great Big Book Exchange, a bookshop located on South Road; Magda's Mysteries, a specialist bookshop which secretly held the entrance to the Darlington branch of MIAOW, located in the Darlington indoor market; a branch of Greggs; an unnamed café; furniture store rooms; kebab shops; the East Coast Line train station; the Duke's Legs hotel; a park; the Arts Centre; Skinnergate, which was a street filled with junk shops as well as a lesbian bar; and to the South of Darlington laid a motorway. Beyond the motorway, there was the Scotch Corner Hotel, which resided in seven dimensions. Further south, just outside of an unnamed, neighbouring village, upon the brow of a hill, Magda lived in an old farmhouse. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)

Darlington also had a Tesco supermarket (PROSE: Annabel Regina), WHSmiths, Wimpys, (PROSE: Fanboys) and the University of Darlington.(TV: Time-Flight)

After-Christmas sales were common in Darlington in the late 1970s. (PROSE: Party Like it's 1979)


In the 19th century, Panda wrote a letter to Iris while he was resting in Darlington after defeating a time traveller in Shildon. (PROSE: From Wildthyme with Love)

A time rift called the Dreadful Flap opened above Darlington in 1965. (PROSE: The Dreadful Flap)

In 1981, David Taylor and his little brother Chris with their parents visted Darlington, and they eat french fries at Wimpys and go into a branch of WHSmiths to buy Target novels. (PROSE: Fanboys)

After Paul Magrs' stepfather's father died, his mother came to live with them. They frequented the Great Big Book Exchange, looking for a copy of Gone with the Wind. (PROSE: The Great Big Book Exchange)

In 1982, Hayter taught at the University of Darlington. (TV: Time-Flight)

In 2010s, the events that lead to Anthony Marvelle reaching Hyspero began. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)

Undated events[]

The Eighth Doctor once encountered Iris Wildthyme in Darlington. (AUDIO: The Elixir of Doom)

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Location information

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Though it's possible that a real world location doesn't exist in the same geographic space in the Doctor Who universe, such cases are few and far between. Thus, the map at right is probably a good indicator of the DWU location of Darlington.

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