Market Place
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

Tel: +44 01388 743750

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  • makesholiday
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Superb and very interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th March 2020
    Auckland Castle and the associated Deer Park is a good place to visit. You pay to go in the castle but the park is free. The castle has had a lot of restoration but it has been carried out to a... Read full review
  • AlisonMi2
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    The best guides EVER
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th March 2020
    Auckland is a big project & definitely a work in progress but all the indications are that it will be very very special when everything is completed. As it is it is still very much worth a visit... Read full review
  • Tour14179885419
    closed when we went
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th May 2020
    well it was under repers went so we had a look round the out side lovely building so you have to think what its like inside . So we had a very long walk in the grounds we all love that .Yes it is... Read full review



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Access Information

Opening Times

Open daily (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday07:00 - 17:00

* Kindly note: the Castle is now closed for restoration, however keep a look out as we will have many activities throughout 2018

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.


Kynren Fireworks DisplayKynren - An Epic Tale of England, Bishop AucklandKynren is a first for the UK, there really is nothing like it on such an EPIC scale: our huge open air amphitheatre seats 8,000 guests per night, sat directly in front of the lake, you are struck by the majestic backdrop of Auckland Castle. With 1,000 cast and crew and a performance area of over 7…

The Auckland Project - No 42 Gallery and ShopThe 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.

Auckland Castle chapel county durham Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Bishop Auckland900-year-old Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland is once again open to visitors, following a three-year conservation programme led by regeneration charity and visitor destination, The Auckland Project.

Bishop’s Kitchen: Auckland Castle - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Bishop AucklandThe Bishop’s Kitchen sits at the heart of the Castle, and will offer a warm welcome, and a delicious range of tempting treats, serving a selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and cakes.

Auckland Castle Shop - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Bishop AucklandOur shop, in Auckland Castle will sell a range of quality products and gifts inspired by our collection. Add to the memories of your visit and pick up a special gift or souvenir.

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