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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • DarrenS344
    Bright, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Plenty to See
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th September 2019
    Visited the Deer Park and was and the sourrounds. Nice walk but there are no Deer in the Park. Plenty of construction work being done around the area so will be even better once all of it is... Read full review
  • roxy h
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Not open until 02/11/2019
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 4th October 2019
    The bishop's palace is closed for extensive renovations until the above date so cannot rate it .However the large attached park is open and there is an old deer house to be seen from the outside... Read full review
  • sheepygold
    Trip Type:
    Super refurbishment
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th October 2019
    The castle is not fully open for another few weeks however the Bishop Trevor gallery is with a very interesting exhibition on Nicholas Poussin's Triumph of Pan and contemporary paintings. Also there... Read full review



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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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