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Archaeology Tour

What's under the ground beneath your feet?

Within the grounds of Auckland Castle, archaeological evidence hides beneath the surface, waiting to reveal the stories of the Castle’s past.

We’re working with Durham University on a programme of archaeological digs that will investigate the remains of parts of Auckland Castle that are no longer standing. The programme is funded by Durham University as part of its field-school provision for undergraduate students.

Over the next few weeks we'll be publishing a map of the discoveries the team has made, so that while you're visiting the Castle estate you can see what's been found under your feet. In the meantime, you can see the team in front of the Castle, where they're currently involved in a dig on the Broadwalk. Our friendly team of volunteers are on hand to answer any questions you might have.


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