Auckland Park

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Auckland Park
Auckland Project

Next to Bishop Auckland is the refurbished Auckland project which is now internationally famous for Kynren and the Spanish Gallery, but also has a grand and pleasant park attached to the Castle. Once the private Deer Park of the Bishop of Durham and his retainers, Auckland Park is a wonderful addition to the Auckland project and Auckland Castle. From wildflower meadows to winding woodland parks, all of the land has been designed to add wild beauty to the castle grounds. It was first recorded in writing in 1181, but likely existed before this period. The park covers a hundred and fifty acres of land with some amazing medieval features such as fishponds and woodland paths that would aid the bishops in their hunts of both deer and wild cattle which roamed the land nearby. The Deer House is an 18th century addition to the park allowing for the bishop and his friends to watch and feed the deer or picnic next to them – providing entertainment alongside this grand structure.

Auckland Castle Deer ParkBishop AucklandDL14 7QJ View map
Telephone: 01388 743750 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • MondayOpen 24 hours
  • TuesdayOpen 24 hours
  • WednesdayOpen 24 hours
  • ThursdayOpen 24 hours
  • FridayOpen 24 hours
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours
  • SundayOpen 24 hours

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Auckland Park

A still from Now, Voyager featuring Charlotte Vale played by Bette Davis.
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Now, Voyager at Cottage Road Cinema

Bette Davis stars as a wealthy young woman who escapes her domineering mother in this classic melodrama selected to show as part of Classics at the Cottage this June.

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Where to go near Auckland Park

Auckland Project
Durham
Auckland Project

The Auckland Project, former property of the Bishop of Durham, brings to life old land with galleries, museums and open nature spots.

Kynren
Durham
Theatre
Kynren

Kynren is an epic outdoor live-action show that takes you through 2000 years of British history via a theatrical story by Eleven Arches.

Locomotion
Durham
Museum
Locomotion

Locomotion is a railway museum found in Shildon, known as the world’s first railway town, telling the historic story of train travel.

Low Burnhall
Durham
Park
Low Burnhall

A two miles from Durham city and off the historic Great North Road is Low Burnhall – sixty eight hectares of stunning natural beauty; a wonderful natural woodland that ranges from newly planted trees through to ancient British woodlands.

North East
Museum
Oriental Museum

Durham University displays a devoted exhibition, looking at the art and archaeology of the great cultures of Northern Africa and Asia.

Botanical Gardens
Durham
Tourist Attraction
Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are a short distance from the city centre and cover ten hectares of land, taking you across the world and introducing you to the beautiful diversity of plants.

Raby Castle
Durham
Tourist Attraction
Raby Castle

A trip to Raby Castle brings together a medieval fortress and early modern art to create a memorable visit for all the family.

Durham Cathedral
Durham
Place of worship
Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral dates back to an Anglo-Saxon cathedral in 995AD, and was the first in England to have a vaulted stone roof.

Hardwick Hall
Sunderland
Hotel
Hardwick Hall

In County Durham, just half an hour from Sunderland, is the beautiful old country hall now converted into a hotel: Hardwick Hall. This award-winning hotel is situated within Hardwick Country Park. The park was refurbished in 1999 at a cost of £4.1 million granted by the heritage lottery fund. This allowed the park to be restored, with many of the buildings, such as the temple of Minerva, restored to the beauty enjoyed in the 18th century.

North East
Museum
Museum of Archaeology

Durham University’s specialist museum showcases an exhibition which ranges from the prehistory to modern times, charting the history of Durham.

Durham Castle
Durham
Tourist Attraction
Durham Castle

Durham Castle, initially constructed following the Norman Invasion, now offers guided tours around its historic site, which is also student accommodation.

Assembly Rooms Theatre
Durham
Theatre
Assembly Rooms Theatre

In the heart of Durham, a stone’s throw from the cathedral, is Assembly Rooms Theatre, an historic building showcasing theatre throughout the year.

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