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Bishop Auckland Market Place

The Town of Bishop Auckland has always been and will always be at the heart of everything we do. This is our home and we want to bring visitors to experience its charm and history, while ensuring that it continues to grow and thrive.
We work extensively with some of the incredible independent businesses around the area who make the Market Place in the town centre a delightful place spend your day – and we’re only just getting started.

Ten years ago, The Auckland Project was set up to make the incredible history of the town available for everyone to see and hear about. Our work is centered around Auckland Castle, but we are also developing other areas of the Market Place, and working across the town with individuals, charities and businesses.

Over the next few years we're planning to develop buildings in the Market Place, which will become restaurants, hotels and retail areas. But our work doesn't just focus on buildings. At the moment, our community team is based in No.42 Market Place, supporting people in the heart of the town who have been impacted by covid. With a number of partners, we're running a range of activities focused on improving physical and mental wellbeing.

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We’re also working to develop local shops, cafés, and restaurants in town, while supporting the existing vendors that give Bishop Auckland its warm and welcoming charm.

Bishop Auckland Market Place

By strengthening the hospitality sector in Bishop Auckland we aim to promote the town as a prime destination for national and international tourists. We’re endlessly proud of our home, and we want to show it off to the world.