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Nice walk

Unfortunately the castle itself is closed until 2019 but the deer park adjacent is open and is nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Family walk

Loved our walk around the grounds of this olde style building. Sorry I didn't take any photos. But... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gordon S
Sheffield, 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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Bishop Auckland DL14 7NR, England
+44 1388 743750
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the castle itself is closed until 2019 but the deer park adjacent is open and is nice to walk around; go up to the deer house it is very impressive.

Thank NorfolkNaomi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our walk around the grounds of this olde style building. Sorry I didn't take any photos. But at the minute (Sept 2018) it's like a building site and it's not very wheelchair friendly unless you have a powered chair. Not sure what it's going...More

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle and it’s grounds are truely brilliant. We had such a lovely time doing around the park together. It’s quite a building to have so close and such a great example of a country park.

Thank CharleyJ44
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great visit to behind the scenes. Really looking forward to when it’s fully open early next year. The plans for it are superb. So much to do in the area by next year!

Thank Keithntaylor
Reviewed 3 August 2018

You can still visit the grounds and it is lovely for a picnic. The grounds go down to the river and you can look across to Binchester Roman Camp. The castle has a great history and will be well worth visiting next year.

1  Thank worldwanderer63
Reviewed 15 July 2018 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 9 July 2018 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

1  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

2  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

1  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

2  Thank whatyaseeiswhatyaget
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Joyce P
19 August 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
Yes - when we were there the grounds were open - during the day but not at night.
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.