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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 2017

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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Ignore the building site!
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th December 2017
    Although almost the whole of Auckland Castle seems to resemble a huge building site at the moment, we were able to walk around the perimeter and appreciate what a large and impressive structure it... Read full review
  • MrsPepperpot_12
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    An exciting project
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th October 2017
    My third visit to Bishop Auckland this year. The Bishop's Palace is closed until next year but tbere is the recently opened Mining Art Gallery. A walk around the park is very interesting. Read full review
  • Elizabeth B
    Whitstable, United Kingdom
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    Miners Art Gallery in Market Place. Presented by Auckland Castle.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 26th October 2017
    The Castle is undergoing renovations at the moment and not open to the public. "However" the new opening of The Miners Art Gallery/Museum in the Market Place is an ABSOLUTE must see. It is... Read full review



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Access Information

Opening Times

Auckland Castle Park (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Kindly note: the Castle is now closed for restoration, however keep a look out as we will have many activities throughout 2017.

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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Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

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Friday, 6th October 2017 - Sunday, 17th December 2017

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Saturday, 27th May 2017 - Sunday, 17th December 2017

The Auckland Project - St Peter's Chapel ToursJoin our knowledgeable guides in these 45 min tours exploring the history of the chapel, with anecdotes of the bishops who worshiped here and stories of the Northern Saints featured in the magnificent stained glass windows.
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Thursday, 14th December 2017 - Thursday, 14th December 2017

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Tuesday, 12th December 2017 - Tuesday, 12th December 2017

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017 - Saturday, 23rd December 2017

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