Auckland Castle


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Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings with the largest private chapel in Europe. Once built as an estate for hunting in pleasant surroundings, it has since then been used as the palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham. You can see how the men of great power resided in this historical building as well as many important works of art and treasures.

Do & See

Only a short journey away there’s plenty of interest in this compact region that’s bursting with activity, visual drama and history. A dramatic coastline of sandy beaches and towering cliffs, gentle and untamed countryside sprinkled heavily with pretty villages, grand castles and some of the most unique and wonderful collections of museums and heritage sites in all England.