Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings. Since the days of the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century, Auckland Castle has been a seat of power. For almost 900 years, it has been the palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham and although the site where Auckland Castle now stands has seen numerous changes, few will have been as far reaching and visionary as those which are set to take place in the 21st Century.


*Please note when you are planning your visit there are currently roadworks in Chester-le-street and Thinford which may delay your journey. For more information and alternative routes please click here.

What Our Visitors Say

"It is clearly a really positive project that is in hand. Congratulations and good luck with moving from strength to strength!"
Visitor , March 2014
"Thank you for opening up the Caste. I especially enjoyed seeing the Chapel for the first time, despite living in the town for 50 years!"
Visitor , March 2014