The Auckland Project

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

Tel: +44 01388 743750

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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    197
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    108
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Recent Reviews:

  • Jeff W
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A lovely taster of northern castles.
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th July 2019
    Currently undergoing a major refurb. so only a few rooms open for visits. When completed.....it will certainly merit a visit. Read full review
  • mslancashire503927
    Burnley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Under refurb
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 26th July 2019
    Although under refurb this is our first time here. Having been to the viewing tower our tickets allowed us entry to here too. All staff very friendly and have obviously been well trained on their... Read full review
  • StevenY22
    Cowpen Bewley, United Kingdom
    Gorgeous gallery
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th August 2019
    The castle is an amazing building. Visiting the chapel as part of a confirmation ceremony we were given access to the rest of the castle. There were bats roofing in the chapel which was just... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Access Information

Opening Times

2019 (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 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.

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