Auckland Castle (Currently Closed for Redevelopment)

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle has been home to the Prince Bishops of Durham for over 900 years and is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings. Whether your interests lie in history, architecture or art, there is something for everyone to enjoy, discover and explore at Auckland Castle. The Castle is home to some fascinating art work and exhibitions including the stunning life sized portraits of Jacob and his 12 sons by Francisco de’ Zurbaran, and our Power and Glory exhibition which showcases many Tudor artefacts, some of which have never been on display to the public before.

Opening times: The Castle is open every day except Tuesday from 10:30am-4pm.

Entry price: Adults £8.00, Children (under 16) free.
Accompanying carers are given free admission. National Art Pass holders receive 50% reduction on admission.

Great if you like... religious art, history, architecture, walks, animals, deer, Durham

  • collections
  • animals
  • art
  • a place to think
  • to be inspired
  • historic buildings
  • wildlife

Visitor Information

  • Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
  • 01388 743 750
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