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10. Auckland Castle

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - Durham and County Durham

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle has been the official residence of the Bishop of Durham for the past 800 years and is set in a large deer park that was originally used by the Bishops for hunting. The painter Zurbaran's famous collection of pictures of Jacob and his twelve sons hang in the Long Dining Room. This is Britain's best exhibition of this 17th century Spanish artist and attracts visitors from all over the world. 
Auckland Castle Address:
Auckland Castle
Bishop Auckland
Co. Durham
DL14 7NR
England, UK

Auckland Castle Opening Times:

Easter Monday to end of July and September
Sunday & Monday, 2.00pm – 5.00pm, last admission 4.30pm
Sunday, Monday & Wednesday, 2.00pm – 5.00pm, last admission 4.30pm

The management reserves the right to close the Castle and Grounds to visitors on any particular day
The surrounding parkland is open daily, 7.00am to sunset. Castle and grounds are available throughout the year as a venue for events and organised visits. Please contact for details.

Auckland Castle Admission:
(Includes a guided tour)
Adults £4.00
Concessions (60 years + and children 13 – 16 years) £3.00
Children aged 12 years and under (accompanied by a paying adult) Free
Special openings are available for groups of 25 or more Price on application

T  +44 (0)1388 601627

F  +44 (0)1388 609323

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