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Heritage Tour - Auckland Castle, County Durham

25th June 2022


Entry Fees Extra

Pickup Times


Auckland Castle, County Durham
8.00am from Northwich - Other pick-up points available
£29.00 - book online at or call 07932927694

Recently opened following a multi-million pound conservation project Auckland Castle was once home to the Prince Bishops of Durham, and was the place where they entertained, hunted and worshipped. Over the centuries, the Prince Bishops became increasingly wealthy. They used this money to transform the castle into a palace that showed off their high status. St Peter’s Chapel is the perfect example: Bishop Cosin turned the medieval Great Hall into the largest private chapel in Europe, a beautiful space to inspire the glory of God.

Jacob and his Twelve Sons, an impressive series of paintings by the Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán, have hung in the Long Dining Room since they were purchased by Bishop Trevor in 1756. The Walled Garden at Auckland Castle was one of the first of its kind in North East England. It featured heated walls and glass hothouses to grow vegetables, flowers, fruit and even pineapples for the bishop’s guests. The Mining Gallery explores working life in the coal mines through original artefacts and artworks by prominent mining artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish.


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