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Auckland Castle

Great visit to behind the scenes. Really looking forward to when it’s fully open early next year... read more

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Currently closed, reopens next year after lot of work

You can still visit the grounds and it is lovely for a picnic. The grounds go down to the river and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 yesterday 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!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  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
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

3  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

1  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

1  Thank BeverlyBelury
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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.