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Auckland Castle and Deer Park


Journey through time at Auckland Castle, County Durham

Meet the powerful Prince Bishops, who once called the castle home.   Rummage through the drawers, sit around the dining table and play your way through 1,000 years of history, as animation, sounds and projections bring the Bishops’ stories vividly to life.  A self-guided family trail is available to help visitors of all ages follow in the bishops’ footsteps, while special family-focussed events also run on selected dates throughout the year.

For more information, latest events details or to book visit the Auckland Project website

Family entry to The Auckland Project, including Auckland Castle, is priced at £28 for two adults and up to three children.  The pass is valid for multiple visits within a specified time frame and all passes bought in 2019 or 2020 will be valid until 3 January 2021.  The Auckland Project is like nothing you’ve come across before. It’s a project that spans over a thousand years, seven venues in one beautiful setting.

Parks, Gardens & Deer Park

Our parks and gardens are also part of history, with a Deer Park that contains an unspoilt medieval oak forest and a Walled Garden that predates most others in the country and pioneered the introduction of pineapples in the 18th century.

But why haven’t you heard of us before?

We’re a new initiative so be one of the first to visit the town that everyone will soon be talking about and help us spread the word. Find out more about us

School Visits

To make a booking please contact us at or phone 01388 743750 and speak to one of our friendly Learning Team who can discuss and arrange your session.

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