The Auckland Project

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

Tel: +44 01388 743 797

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The Auckland Project


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  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver 2015


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Nicky H
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Visit to Castle
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    Interesting building with wonderful ceilings and decoration - undergoing renovation - it was good to see the whole area being upgraded. Read full review
  • Lee67
    N yorks
    Trip Type:
    Deer park
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 29th December 2018
    Lovely visit, surprised how much land the park covers. Lovely for a dog walk, right in the town centre, so handy for pubs and cafes. Will be back when the castle reopens. Read full review
  • 764graemeh
    Durham, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Share the Dream of One Man...You Can!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th January 2019
    One Man, Jonathan Ruffer, had a Dream that ALL Can Share; Transformation of a Valley Town, to attract Three Hundred Thousand Every Year! A Castle, the Private Palace of 'Prince Bishops', established... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below


  • Group Discounts Available
  • Groups: Lunch Catered For
  • Groups: Refreshments Catered For

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point

Travel & Trade

  • Group: Discounts Available

Access Information

Opening Times

Auckland Castle Park (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Kindly note: the Castle is now closed for restoration, however keep a look out as we will have many activities throughout 2017.
Pre-booking is essential by calling 01388 743 797 or emailing

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