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. Auckland Castle will close to daily visits on from Friday 30 September 2016.

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


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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