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Birthplace of:
Anthony Eden
Craig Raine

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Folk Customs:
Durham Miners Gala
Greatham Sword Dance
Singing from Durham Cathedral Tower

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Wear Valley Food Festival

Bishop Auckland Summer Music Festival

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Bishop Auckland Market
"Took a coach party of 34 to Bishop Auckland market only to find 2 market stalls.TOTAL WASTE OF TIME.

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The Bridge Inn
"came here for dinner and glad we did.portion sizes were well above generous and quality of meals out of this world.we chose from the 2 meals from £10 menu i ..." More

The Bridge Inn
"Good Points: Very friendly welcome. Very good service. Clean pleasant single room. Bad Points: Could not easily watch TV from bed as poorly positioned. Hotel very noisy until ..." More

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In County Durham, in north east England, lies the market town of Bishop Auckland, approximately twelve miles northwest of Darlington and south west of Durham city, at the confluence or the river Weir and its tributary Gaunless. The residence of the Bishop of Durham gives the town the first part of its name, whilst the origin or meaning of the second part is less clear. It is thought to have derived from the Celtic “Alclif” or “Alcleat” referring to its position close to the river now known as Gaunless or it could refer to “Oakland” acknowledging the presence of forests. The borough was given to the Bishop of Durham as a gift by King Canute around 1020 although a village is thought to have existed on this site long before that, with there being a church from early Saxon times in the nearby village of Escomb, built between 670 and 690AD which much of the stone from the Roman fort at nearby Binchester. The Romans road Dere Street passes through the town and the Romans also had a look-out post where Auckland Castle is situated today. Bishop Bek who preferred the residence to Durham Castle due to its proximity to the hunting grounds, converted the castle from a manor house. The town gre rapidly during the nineteenth century with the arrival of coal mining and the associated railways, which continued as a major industry until the massive decline during the 1960’s


Auckland Castle
Auckland Castle Deer House
Binchester Roman Fort
Bishop Auckland Discovery Centre
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Durham Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve
Gaunless Valley Visitor Centre
Hamsterley Forest
Low Barns Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre
Weardale Museum and High House Chapel
Weardale Railway


Premier Inn Bishop Auckland *book online*

Caravan Park

Bradley Mill Caravan Park
Wilton Castle Caravan Site

Care Home

Barrington Lodge Care Home


Sandra Welsh School of Dance
Yoga - Fiona Duke


Auckland Dental Practice
Market Place Dental Practice
Oasis Dental Care Ltd


Auckland Medical Group
Bishopgate Medical Centre
Dr Said
Station View Medical Centre
Weardale Practice

Estate Agent

Armstrong's Estate Agents
Chambers Independent Estate Agents
Halifax Property Services
Morgan Smith
Morgan Smith
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Wood J W

Golf Club

Bishop Auckland Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Curves For Women
Larry's Gym
The Gymz


The Bridge Inn
The Castle Hotel


Bishop Auckland Market
Holebeck House Farm Car Boot

Performing Arts

Sandra Welsh School of Dance

Pub and Bar

Bar Mondo
Bostonian Restaurant & Bar
Cross Keys
Dog & Gun
Hare & Hounds
Miners Arms
Sportsman Inn
The Manor
The Outback
The Queens Head Hotel


Bishops Bistro
Bostonian Restaurant & Bar
Cafe 29
Casa Nostra
Chang Thai Restaurant
Horsley Hall
Tasty China

The Raj
Villa Spice
Wear View Diner


Evenwood C of E Primary School
Hamsterley Primary School
Ramshaw Primary School
St Chad’s RC Primary School
Toft Hill Primary School
Witton Le Wear Primary School
Woodland Primary School


Greenwell Farm


Smith Roddam Solicitors


1 Aabat
Atlas Taxis & Mini Buses
Cables Taxis Ltd
Castle Cars
Colins Taxis
R & S Taxis


Kensington Veterinary Care

Sports Clubs

Bishop Auckland CC (Cricket)

Bishop Auckland CC (Cycling)
Bishop Auckland RC (Rugby Union)


Flower World
The Weardale Soup Company
Animal Forum Ltd
Welsh Chemist
Shewans Opticians
F Robinson & Son
Shoe Stop
Dale Gallery
Lime Tree Gallery
Longstaff Family Bakers
Chittocks Delicatessen
Mudd Butchers
The Chocolate Cafe
Castlegate Cafe

Carol Gittins
Blacketts Furniture Store


Mel Holmes Antique Exports


6th Element Paintball(Adventure)
Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Virgin Balloon Flights(Aviation Sports)
Bishop Auckland CC(Cycling)
Dale Bike Hire(Cycling)
Tunstall Reservoir(Fishing)
Hamsterley Riding School(Riding)

Places to Stay near Bishop Auckland

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Premier Inn Bishop Auckland (0.97 miles)

Premier Inn Bishop Auckland
Located within easy reach of the A1 and only 15 minutes from National rail links; this Premier Inn is close to Durham city centre, where Durham Castle and Cathedral can be found. The hotel boasts ... More | visit website
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The Queens Head Hotel (1.12 miles)

The Queens Head Hotel
We offer the highest standards of accommodation, food and service all coupled with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Queens Head Hotel is located opposite a picturesque market place just 2 minutes from Aukland castle, ... More | visit website
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The Castle Hotel (1.18 miles)

Situated within a few yards of the historic Auckland Castle, in the centre of Market Town in Bishop Auckland, The Castle Bar Hotel features a bar and free Wi-Fi. Durham is a 21-minute drive away. Spread ... More | visit website
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Park Head Hotel (1.72 miles)

Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm, friendly welcome and free Wi-Fi in public areas and guestrooms. The spacious and comfortable en suite rooms are ... More | visit website
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Parkhead Country Hotel (1.72 miles)

Parkhead Country Hotel
The Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm friendly welcome at our family owned and run hotel.
Bishop Auckland is a convenient base for reaching ... More | visit website
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Manor House Hotel & Country Club (2.05 miles)

Manor House Hotel & Country Club

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A quintessential English Manor House, steeped in history awaits you. The ideal venue for relaxing holidays.
Relaxed, charming and unpretentious are words that describe The Manor ... More

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The Otter Hotel (2.58 miles)

The Otter Hotel

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Under new ownership from 1st January 2006, the Otter is a popular, friendly, professionally-run hotel. Undergoing refurbishment but almost finished outside will be improved over the ... More

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The Bridge Inn (3.91 miles)

The Bridge Inn

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Offering a warm and friendly environment with excellent homemade food and extensive menus, this homely, traditional countryside inn is truly a place for all the family. The Bridge Inn is situated by ... More

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Whitworth Hall Country Park (4.30 miles)

Whitworth Hall Country Park

South of Durham city and close to the A1, the welcoming Whitworth Hall Hotel is set in the heart of a 73-acre deer park. The parkland setting is home to red and fallow deer, an ornamental ... More | visit website

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Redworth Hall Hotel (4.31 miles)

Redworth Hall Hotel

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A beautiful Elizabethan hotel standing in 150 acres of peaceful woodland in County Durham.
Barceló Redworth Hall Hotel successfully combines traditional elegance with contemporary style. The grand Jacobean manor house has many ... More

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