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The Way of Life - Bitesize Walk One

Mining Art Gallery

Discover the wonderful delights of Bishop Auckland, an ancient market town.

Distance: 1-2 miles

Start: Bishop Auckland (public bus, car or bike)

Route: Bishop Auckland Market Place – Auckland Deer Park/Deer Shelter – circular through Park – return to Market Place.

Finish: Auckland Deer Park

In a nutshell:   

Bishop Auckland is the must-see destination of the moment with a fascinating past, a renewed present and a watch-this-space future.  

Ramble or run, talk and walk or sit and share time together in Auckland Castle Deer Park. 

This former pleasure ground of the Prince Bishops of Durham has an elegant 18th century Deer Shelter acting as both “eye catcher” as well as shelter and feeding station for the once-present deer.

For the birdwatchers in the family spotting opportunities galore are found within the Park’s varied landscape which includes both ancient woodland and the quaintly named River Gaunless meaning “lazy” or “useless” river.

Why not visit: 

  • Bishop Auckland Town Hall 
  • Chapel of St Peter, Auckland Castle
  • The Mining Art Gallery
  • The Spanish Gallery

Product Information

  1. Contact Details:

    Market Place
    Bishop Auckland
    County Durham
    DL14 7NR


    +44 01388 743797
  2. Contact Details:

    Auckland Park
    Bishop Auckland
    County Durham
    DL14 7QJ


    +44 0870 333 1181

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Mining Art Gallery - The Auckland Project (54.6657,-1.67309)Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project (54.66662,-1.67024)0.19
Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project (54.66662,-1.67024)Auckland Castle Deer House and Park (54.66858,-1.66668)0.28
Total Distance *0.47 miles
Estimated Journey Time1 minutes

* Approximate distance by road