Your Visit

What's On

Check out the activities we have planned at Auckland Castle over the next few months: from seasonal events, chapel services and temporary exhibitions to talks & lectures, outdoor theatre and concerts

Opening Times: 10am-5pm daily, last entry 4pm. Closed Tuesdays.

We have free guided tours of the castle daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Private Events
Due to private events the Castle will close at 2pm on Saturday 23 July. On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July, the Castle will remain open but there may be some disruption to your visitor experience.

Auckland Castle Discover Auckland Castle’s history

Exhibitions Current exhibitions at the castle

The Library Tea Room Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea

Auckland Park FREE entry to the medieval deer park

Family Events Activities for all the family to enjoy

Heritage Skills Learn traditional skills from experts

Talks & Lectures Specialist speakers illuminate our history and exhibitions

Concerts Bishop Auckland Musical Society concerts

Chapel Services Monthly services in the chapel

Outdoor Events Fun activities in the castle grounds

Food Events Fine dining and other treats

Before You Visit

In this section, we have gathered together practical information that will help you to plan your visit, such as journey times, parking, food and room hire options, where to stay and other interesting places locally.

Visiting Times Planning ahead, everything you need to know

Private Hires & Dining Bespoke packages available


local attractions There's loads to do nearby

Accommodation Staying over night in County Durham

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