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:

  • Sean002
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th December 2019
    I made two visits to Auckland castle as there is an enormous amount to see.The region is VERY fortunate to have had this valuable historic castle saved by the enthusiasm and wealth of Johnathan... Read full review
  • 885ians
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Captivating Castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 10th December 2019
    Wonderful refurbishment to the highest Historical facts about the Bishops of Durham. Hours can be spent in this Palace/Castle passing through a timescape of the lives of past and present... Read full review
  • FellowTraveler797326
    Durham, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th December 2019
    We visited on 7th December and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. An annual ticket which also includes the mining Art gallery (we didn't have time to visit it on this occasion)and tower is a bargain... Read full review



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Access Information

Opening Times

Open daily (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday07:00 - 17:00

* 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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