The Auckland Project

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

Tel: +44 01388 743750

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The Auckland Project


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Recent Reviews:

  • sheilanurse56
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Deer Park is fabulous for walks
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 28th March 2019
    I visited especially to walk in the deer park so didn't go into the palace but the Tower in the town square in front of the palace entrance gives a comprehensive history on its exterior walls. An... Read full review
  • Travelingjohn123
    Peterlee, United Kingdom
    Lots of restoration
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 13th April 2019
    Lots of restoration work taking place to bring this castle back to former glories. Nice walks in the gardens and close to the town centre. Worth a visit when finished Read full review
  • R N
    Hartlepool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Called in as part of the food festival..
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th April 2019
    Popped in for a stroll around theCastle grounds and my goodness, there is a lot of work going on to bring this attraction right up to date. By an extraordinary coincidence three days later I attended... Read full review



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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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