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Although building work is in progress, the atmosphere and parklands were well worth the visit. We... read more

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Chris M
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If You Could 'Bottle' Bishop Auckland!

If you could Bottle Bishop Auckland, what would The Label Say? 'Slowly Brewed for over One... read more

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Graeme H
Durham, England, 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...more
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Bishop Auckland DL14 7NR, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

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.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 Town hall; With Architecture that's so Awesome, the Town Centre will...More

Thank Graeme H
Reviewed 2 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 Georgian gentry could picnic whilst watching the deer from close quarters in...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 29 April 2018 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

Thank Ian S
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
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

2  Thank 938fjg
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
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

Thank BeverlyBelury
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.

Thank sheepygold
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.

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Linda J
9 June 2018|
Response from whatyaseeiswhatyaget | Reviewed this property |
Currently closed until next year
29 June 2015|
Response from AucklandCastle | Property representative |
Hi the exhibition is running until 26th October.
22 June 2015|
Response from AucklandCastle | Property representative |
The exhibition in the chapel is Bill Viola's Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr, Water Martyr, 2014