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:

  • Chris M
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    Although building work is in progress, the atmosphere and parklands were well worth the visit. We went back two more times during our three days in Bishop. Loved all the trees in the parkland too. Read full review
  • Graeme H
    Durham, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    If You Could 'Bottle' Bishop Auckland!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th July 2018
    If you could Bottle Bishop Auckland, what would The Label Say? 'Slowly Brewed for over One Thousand Years, to this Present Day'! Contains a Nine Hundred year old Castle, a neat Church and imposing... Read full review
  • KevinSadler2364
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Be nice when finished
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 2nd June 2018
    The castle itself is undergoing serious restoration work, so I'll have to call back another time, but the deer house is quaint and, to my knowledge, unique. essentially, it's a place where the... Read full review



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Opening Times

Auckland Castle Park (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* 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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