6 things to know about the All Blacks’ new base Darlington is a sleepy English town in the north of the country. Here’s six things you need to know about the All Blacks’ new home base.1) Darlington lies in the heart of Durham mining country, but has no mines of its own. It has a steam locomotive museum and a Buddhist centre, a rich industrial heritage and, according to the London Daily Telegraph "a thriving gay scene". It has a handsome cobbled town square in the middle of town and a covered market selling several dozen varieties of pies. It is simultaneously urban and rural: 45 minutes down the A1 motorway from Newcastle, two hours by train from London, and yet hidden from plain sight. A big town, but in the country, surrounded by farmland. It will remind the players of New Zealand.2) It also has a place called South Park, which is not a TV show but instead "one of the prettiest urban parks" in north east England. Which is just as well as the Telegraph describes Darlington Town Hall as "one
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