Visiting Times

Visiting Times

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland
County Durham, DL14 7NR

Phone: 01388 743750

Admissions and Parking
Opening Hours
Auckland Castle is now closed to daily visits for major restoration and redevelopment work. The park will remain open as usual from 6am to dusk.  

Please note a temporary haul road is currently running through Auckland Park to allow access for construction traffic during the restoration.  The park remains free and safe for the public to access during this time and visitors are simply advised to take extra care and keep dogs on a lead near the haul road if possible.   The road will be removed entirely once work is complete. 

Travelling to Auckland Castle by car
If you are planning to travel to Auckland Castle by car here are some estimated travel distances which may help you plan your day.
We are located approximately 12 miles from Durham, 13 miles from Darlington, 25 miles from Middlesbrough and 30 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. From the A1 motorway take the A688 from Durham Services (J61) to Bishop Auckland.

There is no parking on site to preserve the historic landscape with its picturesque views. Please follow signs to North Bondgate car park, just 300 yards from the Castle gates. The terrain is flat and you will be able to enjoy some of the town as you make your way to Auckland Castle. The Sat Nav postcode for the car park is DL14 7PG.

Train Times
If you are planning your journey to Auckland Castle by train here are some useful times and links to help you plan your trip:
London to Bishop Auckland: approximately 3 hr 19 min
York to Bishop Auckland: approximately 1 hr 12 min
Newcastle to Bishop Auckland: approximately 1 hr 4 min
Darlington to Bishop Auckland: approximately 26 min

Bishop Auckland has regular bus connections around the region.
Go North East launched a new service, The Castles Express, from Newcastle to Bishop Auckland in March 2016.
For local taxi services please click here.

For further information call 01388 743 750 or email

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