Your Visit

What's On

Auckland Castle is now closed to daily visits to allow for restoration and redevelopment work to begin however we have a great events programme for you to enjoy.

Check out the activities we have planned over the next few months from family fun, seasonal events, chapel services and tours.

Take a look at the details below to find out more information about all our events.


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

Christmas Celebrate in a magical setting

Family Events Activities for all the family to enjoy

Heritage Skills Fest Free heritage skills tasters in this two-day festival

Heritage Skills Learn traditional skills from experts

Talks & Lectures Specialist speakers illuminate our history and exhibitions

Tours Discover more about Auckland Castle

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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