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Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Auckland Castle

Bishop Auckland
Durham County
Dl14 7NR
Tel: +44(0)1388 601627
Fax: +44(0)1388 609323
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Auckland Castle has been the home of the Bishops of Durham for over 800 years, and is still the Bishop's official residence today.

This historic building is the administrative centre for the Diocese, as well as a notable tourist attraction.

A conferencing centre is located within what was formerly a self-contained flat where Queen Victoria is reputed to have stayed.

The Castle has excellent facilities for weddings, concerts and social functions. The scale of charges is negotiable for charities or diocesan, ecumenical or education purposes.

The Bishop’s Deer Park is in eight hundred acres of parkland which reminds visitors of the open Durham, countryside where the Prince Bishops once hunted game.

In the park there are ample places for picnics and there is also the interesting deer shelter or Deercote, built by Bishop Trevor in 1760. This has a grassed quadrangle with shelter in the arcades for the fallow deer which used to roam the park.

The tower formerly had an upper room where the Bishop and his guests could rest from their hunting. Visitor can wander through the beautifully wooded and undulating Bishop's Park with the winding River Gaunless ("The Loiterer") on the south side which joins the Wear just beyond the outer wall of the Castle.

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Weddings and Conferences
St Peter’s Chapel was originally built in the 12th century as the great banqueting hall and is the most perfect, beautiful setting for a wedding in the North east of England that you can imagine.

You will walk down the aisle lined with flickering candles, as the dramatic sound of the organ fills the rafters. Your guests will be in awe of their wonderful surroundings. To view images of the Chapel, visit our Wedding Gallery, but please come and see it for yourself as soon as you can!

To discuss eligibility please contact The Diocesan Registrar (01388 450576) who will be pleased to advise you. At a later date you will be given contact details for a vicar to discuss the finer points of the service.

The opportunity exists for the blessing of marriages which have already been conducted by civil licence, but we do not conduct civil services at the Castle. CONFERENCES AT AUCKLAND CASTLE
Why not come to the Castle for your meeting, training day or conference?

Auckland Castle is in a gorgeous location, surrounded by hundreds of acres of parkland, overlooking the Durham countryside where the Prince Bishops once hunted game.

There are four well appointed meeting rooms, all with exquisite décor and good natural lighting.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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