Auckland Castle

Market Place, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL14 7NR

The ancient seat of the Bishops of Durham, now the subject of one of the twentieth century's most ambitious restorations.

Auckland Castle, County Durham

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The Auckland Project is building a brand new visitor destination in Bishop Auckland, with Auckland Castle as its centrepiece. Located in and around the 900-year-old Prince Bishop’s Castle, it will include new, world-class galleries, museum, restaurants and parkland.

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Auckland Castle in North East England

Auckland Castle has a thousand years of historic connection with England’s only prince-bishop: granted exceptional powers by Norman kings, the Bishop of Durham remained virtual monarch in his diocese right up to the 19th century. The castle and its park are at the centre of a wider sacred Christian landscape which may be 1500 years old. They are one of the most important and bestpreserved medieval bishops’ palaces in all Europe.

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