PAVING THE WAY FOR A WARM WELCOME Thursday, 11 August 2016
This work, designed to complement the multi-million pound, award-winning regeneration of the Market Place carried out by the council in 2011, will restore the original approach to the Castle, which was altered with the addition of raised flower beds in the 1960s.
The timing of the works, which are already well underway, will also ensure that construction for the new Welcome Building, next to King’s Lodge, can begin on schedule on October 1.
Temporary road closures are expected to be in force until November, with allowances being made for access by emergency vehicles, waste disposal vehicles, local residents and pedestrians, as well as the Auckland Castle shuttle bus, which will continue to run daily from North Bondgate car park to the Castle until the end of September.
For detailed information on the work being carried out by Durham County Council visit www.durham.gov.uk/bishopworks
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Explore the stunning 17th-century Walled Garden, where we harvest delicious fresh produce for our cafes and restaurants.
The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The first museum in England to explore the history of faith in Britain and Ireland, from prehistory to the present day