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Auckland Castle

Bishop Auckland DL14 7NR, England
+44 1388 743750
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Under renovation

The Castle(Palace) at Bishop Auckland is being renovated outside and inside to bring it back to how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian S
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Beautiful local gem

Well worth a visit although currently under major construction. We visit often in all weathers as... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
whatyaseeiswhatyaget
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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A Palace fit for Kings, built for Prince Bishops Auckland Castle Trust is transforming this 900 year old Bishop’s Palace from an unknown and almost unvisited private dwelling into a vibrant and fascinating visitor experience. Auckland Castle stands apart as the medieval home and hunting lodge of the Prince Bishops of Durham who for centuries were equal in power to the Kings of England. Please note, Auckland Castle is now closed to daily visits for major restoration and redevelopment work until 2018. However we still have many events running throughout the year
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Bishop Auckland DL14 7NR, England
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"food festival"
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"prince bishops"
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"well worth a visit"
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"walled garden"
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"tea room"
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"deer park"
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"lovely grounds"
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"art gallery"
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"visited auckland"
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"open to the public"
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"market place"
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"cakes"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Castle(Palace) at Bishop Auckland is being renovated outside and inside to bring it back to how it wad in the distant past. Work continues daily on this Gem in the Land of the Prince Bishops. Don't let this work put you off a visit...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit although currently under major construction. We visit often in all weathers as the grounds are extensive and the Castle, history & items inside very interesting

1  Thank whatyaseeiswhatyaget
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We were in the area and popped in last August. the castle was shut for extensive renovation and as far as the security was concerned there were no tours of any kind. Walked through the park down to the Deer House which was impressive considering...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The castle is currently under construction, expanding sections, unearthing archaeological digs. It looks a little bit of a mess at present but the finished outcome later this year/early next year will give the castle a whole new dimension. A local to the town I've watched...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The castle is right in town undergoing major renovation/restoration. We were fortunate enough to be in town for a tour of the castle as it is under construction. The 3 volunteer guides who handled our group were well informed and ever so enthusiastic about the...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I have come here several times over the last 7 years and have never found the Castle open however you can have a good walk around the extensive and beautiful ancient estate. The highlight for me is the 18th century deer pen.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

he investment into the castle and surrounding area makes this site worth a visit.Whether you are looking for a historical tour, a sandwich in the cafe or a picnic in the grounds this venue is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent local walk in all weathers. Particularly special on crispy snow in winter sun. Selection of nearby coffee shops too.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The beautifully kept grounds are full of undulating paths and gentle banks to roam, and are spacious enough that you may immerse yourself in the surroundings and feel you're the only person present. While dog owners are asked to keep their pets on leads, I've...More

2  Thank Annette J
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Wear your wellies! I suspect the Deer Park wander we embarked on would have been lovely had we worn sane footwear. Lots of building work going on ...super looking miners art gallery nearby ... closed sadly. A new Spanish /Latin American Art Gallery was being...More

Thank mark a
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margareta881
29 June 2015|
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Response from AucklandCastle | Property representative |
Hi the exhibition is running until 26th October.
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margareta881
22 June 2015|
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Response from AucklandCastle | Property representative |
The exhibition in the chapel is Bill Viola's Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr, Water Martyr, 2014
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Pauline G
2 April 2015|
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Response from AucklandCastle | Property representative |
Hello, our admission prices are as follows: £6 Adults, £5 Concessions, Under 16s free Annual Pass £15, Concessions £14
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