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Visiting The Auckland Project and where to find us

Come and be inspired by a thousand years of art and culture, heritage and history, tradition and belief. Explore our museums and galleries. Learn about Auckland Castle and the history of the Prince Bishops. Wander through our gardens and Deer Park or enjoy regular events and activities for all ages.

Where we are

You can find us in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

Auckland Tower
Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7NP

North Bondgate Car Park
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7PG

Visiting The Auckland Project

Some of our venues are under construction, but you can find out more on our venue pages. While it is possible to visit a single venue, we recommend leaving enough time to explore the whole destination, as there is so much to enjoy.

Start your visit at Auckland Tower, where you can buy your tickets, pick up a map of the site and find out more about what there is to see and do. You can find the Tower in Bishop Auckland Market Place.

Travelling to us by car

The Auckland Project is located in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, which is approximately 12 miles from Durham, 13 miles from Darlington, 25 miles from Middlesbrough and 30 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. If using a sat nav, the postcode for the car park is DL14 7PG.

From the North

From the A1 motorway, take the A688 from Durham Services (J61) towards Bishop Auckland. After travelling past the Park Head Hotel, turn right at the roundabout on to Durham Road for 1.2 miles, before turning right on to Castle Chare. Drive through the Market Place and bear left on to North Bondgate. The car park is on your right.

From the South

From the A1 motorway, take the A68 (J58) to Bishop Auckland. At the roundabout, join the A6072 for approximately six miles, before turning right on to the A688. At the second roundabout, turn left onto the A689. Continue along the A689 through Bishop Auckland, then turn right on to High Bondgate, before continuing on to North Bondgate. The car park is on your left.

Download a visitor map of the area from This is Durham.

Travelling by train

If you are visiting The Auckland Project by train, the nearest station is Bishop Auckland, which is about a five-minute walk from the Market Place. Here are some useful journey times to help you plan your trip or you can visit the National Rail or Trainline website for more information.

  • London to Bishop Auckland: approximately 3 hr 19 min
  • York to Bishop Auckland: approximately 1 hr 12 min
  • Newcastle to Bishop Auckland: approximately 1 hr 4 min
  • Darlington to Bishop Auckland: approximately 26 min

 

Travelling by bus

Bishop Auckland has regular bus connections around the region.

Go North East run The Castles Express from Newcastle to Bishop Auckland. Find out more information about buses here.

For local taxi services please click here.

 

From the ariport

The two nearest airports are Newcastle Airport or Durham Tees Valley. Newcastle Airport is 36 miles by car from The Auckland Project, via the A1. Durham Tees Valley is approximately 19 miles away, via the A67 and A689.

If you’re travelling from overseas, you can also reach us via Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airport.

For further information call 01388 743750 or email enquiries@aucklandproject.org.