Journey through time at The Auckland Project

One of County Durham’s newest destinations, The Auckland Project is home to over a thousand years of history, art, culture and faith.

Located in the market town of Bishop Auckland, the destination is built around the recently re-opened Auckland Castle, once home to the Prince Bishops of Durham, powerful men second only to the king.

It also includes a Mining Art Gallery, where visitors can experience life through the eyes of prominent mining artists, including Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness. There’s also Auckland Tower, with a 15m viewing platform that offers views across the town, the Castle grounds and the surrounding Deer Park. More destinations will open soon, including a Spanish Gallery, Walled Garden and Faith Museum, along with cafés and restaurants to suit a range of tastes.

The Auckland Project is a destination unlike any you’ve come across before. By becoming one of our first visitors, you can help us to breathe new life and opportunities into the local community.

Find out more about The Auckland Project and book your tickets online.

We had the most fantastic [wedding] day. The whole weekend was amazing. Everything went so very well. The food was amazing as always, the décor and the ambience was all perfect. All of our guests had a wonderful time and are still talking about it, especially those who stayed over. The staff were an absolute credit…polite, helpful, courteous and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. What a wonderful experience it was and we will never be able to thank you all enough.
Marie and Phil Butler

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