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Lovely and in a delightful setting

Unfortunately we could only visit the grounds as there is still lots of building work going on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
In a state of overhaul

There’s lots of work going on at the castle, dramatic stepped gardens, landscaping and interior... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martyn C
Netherfield, 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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All reviews prince bishops well worth a visit walled garden deer park art gallery behind the scenes open to the public great history market place next year town centre great visit zurbaran jacob palace parkland cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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,

Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Martyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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
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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.