COMMUNITY INVITED TO BE FIRST INSIDE AUCKLAND CASTLE Thursday, 10 October 2019
The local community is being given the chance to be part of history at a Georgian-themed community celebration to mark the re-opening of Auckland Castle.
On Saturday, 2 November 2019 the 900-year-old Castle will re-open its doors following three years of conservation.
To mark the occasion, we are hosting Auckland Castle Community Day, a day of live music, entertainment and family activities and offering members of the local community the opportunity to be first through the Castle doors.
Auckland Castle, the former home of the powerful Prince Bishops of Durham, will be officially re-opened at 10.30am with a ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches .
Visitors will be able to enjoy live entertainment and activities all themed around the Georgian era, to reflect the rich history of Auckland Castle and its grand State Rooms, which have been returned to their Georgian Gothic splendour.
For the day, entry to the Castle will be offered at the discounted rate of £5 per adult, £4 concessions and £1 per child.
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