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The Auckland Project

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

Tel: +44 01388 743750

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The Auckland Project

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    179
  • Very Good
    90
  • Average
    17
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • ian s
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Hidden gem
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd October 2017
    Great place to visit , lots of heritage, really good walks, lovely surroundings and parking is local and reasonasble. Read full review
  • pricp007
    Trip Type:
    Business
    Mr Price
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 30th September 2017
    It really is a fantastic place very much I must see if you are in the area. I especially like the grounds parking is very difficult there should be more parking available to members of the public so... Read full review
  • DurhamJonny
    Crook, United Kingdom
    Still open at weekends!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th September 2017
    The previous reviewer is not quite right. Auckland Castle is open on a Saturday and Sunday for special " Behind the Scenes" guided tours. They operate at 1030 and 1300. Because of restrictions on... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Access Information

Opening Times

Auckland Castle Park (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Kindly note: the Castle is now closed for restoration, however keep a look out as we will have many activities throughout 2017.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A689 to Bishop Auckland.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Bishop Auckland Station. Proceed along Newgate Street to the Market Place and castle is through clock tower gate in far corner of the square.

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Thursday, 23rd March 2017 - Saturday, 28th October 2017

The Auckland Project - Past & Future ToursJust outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, we will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours, outlining the history of some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and providing an insight into how many are now being transformed as part of the Trust’s multi-million...
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Friday, 6th October 2017 - Sunday, 17th December 2017

The Auckland Project - Behind the ScenesVisitors are being given the chance to go behind closed doors and take a look inside the £17m restoration of Auckland Castle in our Behind the Scenes tours, giving visitors a peek inside each stage of the spectacular transformation, with new details unveiled as work progresses.
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Saturday, 27th May 2017 - Sunday, 17th December 2017

The Auckland Project - St Peter's Chapel ToursJoin our knowledgeable guides in these 45 min tours exploring the history of the chapel, with anecdotes of the bishops who worshiped here and stories of the Northern Saints featured in the magnificent stained glass windows.
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Friday, 17th November 2017 - Sunday, 19th November 2017

Auckland Project Christmas Food and Craft MarketsAuckland Castle’s three day Christmas Food and Craft Market will be running between Friday 17 and Sunday 19 November 2017. This will see more than 40 food producers and artisan craftspeople laying out their stalls with a wonderful selection of unique gifts and speciality goods.
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Saturday, 25th November 2017 - Saturday, 25th November 2017

The Auckland Project - Christmas Craft Workshop: Raku Christmas DecorationsGet creative this Christmas and make a special decoration for your home or a handmade gift for your friends in our fun and informal workshops, led by professional craftspeople. Raku Christmas Decorations with Diana Nichols.
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Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Saturday, 2nd December 2017

Thursday, 7th December 2017 - Thursday, 7th December 2017

Thursday, 14th December 2017 - Thursday, 14th December 2017

Auckland Castle - Willow ReindeerThe Auckland Project - Christmas Craft Workshop: Willow Reindeer Workshop with Victoria ConnerWillow Reindeer Workshop with Victoria Conner.
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Tuesday, 5th December 2017 - Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Saturday, 9th December 2017 - Saturday, 9th December 2017

The Auckland Project - Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Door Garland with Victoria ConnerGet creative this Christmas and make a special decoration for your home or a handmade gift for your friends in our fun and informal workshops, led by professional craftspeople. Christmas Door Garland with Victoria Conner
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Wednesday, 6th December 2017 - Wednesday, 6th December 2017

The Auckland Project - Christmas Craft Workshop: Copper Foil Christmas Decorations with Gill McGinleyGet creative this Christmas and make a special decoration for your home or a handmade gift for your friends in our fun and informal workshops, led by professional craftspeople. Copper Foil Christmas Decorations with Gill McGinley
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Thursday, 7th December 2017 - Thursday, 7th December 2017

The Auckland Project - Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Candles with Neil FraterGet creative this Christmas and make a special decoration for your home or a handmade gift for your friends in our fun and informal workshops, led by professional craftspeople. Christmas Candles with Neil Frater.
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Tuesday, 12th December 2017 - Tuesday, 12th December 2017

The Auckland Project - Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Craft Willow with Victoria ConnerGet creative this Christmas and make a special decoration for your home or a handmade gift for your friends in our fun and informal workshops, led by professional craftspeople. Christmas Craft Willow with Victoria Conner
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Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017

The Auckland Project Christmas Craft Workshops: Needle Felted GnomesGet creative this Christmas and make a special decoration for your home or a handmade gift for your friends in our fun and informal workshops, led by professional craftspeople.
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The Auckland Project - No 42 Gallery and Shop, Bishop AucklandNo.42 is home to The Auckland Project’s Art, Social History Collection and Future Plans Exhibition. Here you can see some of the intriguing objects and archives that The Auckland Project holds, as well as hearing some of the fascinating oral history interviews we are collecting.

No 42, Bishop AucklandOur shop supports local artists, offering them a place to display and sell their work – some of which has been created upstairs in Pod, the special incubator studios created to help new creative businesses. With almost a 100 artists selling their works, there’s sure to be something to catch your...

Saturday, 21st October 2017 - Saturday, 21st October 2017

The Auckland Project Heritage Skills - 4 Shaft Honeycomb WeavingHoneycomb weaving creates a cell like structure, which resembles the bee’s honeycomb. Here you will, create a lovely soft furnishing fabric. For more information or to book email bookings@aucklandproject.org or call 01388 743 797.
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Thursday, 2nd November 2017 - Thursday, 2nd November 2017

The Auckland Project Heritage Skills - Make A Silver BangleIn this workshop, you will create a silver bangle. The bracelet can be decorated with a patterned surface, either a stamped design or patterned with hammering. For more information or to book email bookings@aucklandproject.org or call 01388 743 797. ​​​​​​​For more information or to book...
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