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Interesting building with wonderful ceilings and decoration - undergoing renovation - it was good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nicky H
A wonderful visit

Attended the opening day for Auckland tower with a young lady visiting from Brazil. Staff and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Angela R
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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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All reviews prince bishops well worth a visit walled garden deer park behind the scenes art gallery open to the public great history building work market place next year town centre nice walk fantastic place zurbaran jacob palace
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting building with wonderful ceilings and decoration - undergoing renovation - it was good to see the whole area being upgraded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicky H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the opening day for Auckland tower with a young lady visiting from Brazil. Staff and volunteers couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly. We did the guided tour of the castle ( still being refurbished) it has such a fascinating history. Can’t wait to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Angela R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Unfortunately we could only visit the grounds as there is still lots of building work going on, However, the building itself is worth seeing with the lovely gardens and park nearby,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 24 October 2018

There’s lots of work going on at the castle, dramatic stepped gardens, landscaping and interior work to the main house. We walked the grounds and appreciated the history which is well told outside the grounds on tablets underneath the new Tower.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martyn C
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The grounds and castle are undergoing some refurbishment which means that access can be limited. But the walk we enjoyed was great - helped by a sunny autumn day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank olibot
Reviewed 3 October 2018

was informed this was a good place to visit, however on arrival we found it closed until next year, no access to the grounds either

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 24 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NorfolkNaomi
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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19 August 2018|
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Response from chrismU6649LC | 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.