In 1953 Darlington established youth links of friendship with its current twin towns of Amiens, France and Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.  

Today, Darlington Borough Council provides a "Clearing House" facility for businesses, groups and individuals who wish to establish relationships with the twin towns, with the assistance of the private body, the Darlington & District Town Twinning Association, who can be contacted via email: thomas.nutt@darlington.gov.uk

More information about Darlington's twin towns can also be obtained from the Amiens website (new window) and the Mülheim website (new window) or from the Council's Tourism Team by email: tourism@darlington.gov.uk