Castle Launch Date


We are pleased to announce that Auckland Castle will be re-opening in November 2019 following a three-year conservation programme.

Once home to the powerful Prince Bishops of Durham, Auckland Castle’s State Rooms have been sensitively returned to their original Georgian Gothic splendour, while the Bishops’ private apartments are being opened to visitors for the first time, offering an intriguing insight into both the public and private lives of some of the most prominent characters in British history.

An Auckland Castle Community Day will be held to mark the re-opening on Saturday, 2 November, with general admission beginning the following day (Sunday, 3 November).

Tickets go on sale at midday tomorrow (Wednesday, 11 September) and are available in person or by telephone for the Community Day and online, via telephone or in person for general admission.

For more information, including pricing, opening times and booking details, please click here.

Further details about the conservation of Auckland Castle, which has been supported by a number of organisations and individuals, including a £12.4m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, can also be found here.

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