Geographically Gainford is halfway between Barnard Castle and Darlington, near Winston, at OS map reference NZ 1716. Situated on the A67 and just 20 minutes from the A1 and nearby Darlington Train Station, it boasts excellent access.
By car Gainford can be accessed via the Piercebridge exit on the A1. Follow the signs for Piercebridge and pass through the village. Turn left at the junction onto the A67 heading for Barnard Castle and you will come into the village after a ten minute drive.
Darlington is on the main Edinburgh/Glasgow to London route for East Coast and Cross Country Services. Head out from Gainford in the direction of Barnard Castle on the A67 and Gainford is approximately nine miles from the town.