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 that due to unforeseen circumstances this week’s academic lecture has been cancelled, we do however, still have spaces available for Septembers talk. We apologise for any inconvenience, for more information about our academic talks please contact



What Our Visitors Say

"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
"I have visited before and I'm always telling people to go and see this little secret gem. Took my mum along to the reopening today and to see what’s new and we loved it, the cafe is now in the library which I hadn’t seen before and the exhibition was really interesting. If it’s a sunny day then I’d also recommend taking a walk in the park. "
Visitor , March 2014