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Heritage Tour - Auckland Castle, County Durham

13th June 2020

Entry Fees Extra

Pickup Times

8.00am from Northwich (Schedule A)

Other pick-up points available - see below
£28.00 - book online belowor 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.

 

Download the Heritage Tours Brochure here.

 

Pickup Points and Times

Schedule                                                 a            b             c
Winsford Delamere Street                  7.30am    8.00am    8.30am
Moulton Jack Lane                             7.38am    8.08am    8.38am
Davenham Old Primary School          7.40am    8.10am    8.40am
Sandiway Church                              7.45am    8.15am    8.45am
Weaverham Shops                            7.48am    8.18am    8.48am
Hartford Crossroads                          7.50am    8.20am    8.50am
Greenbank Hotel                                7.55am    8.25am    8.55am
Castle Darwin Street                          7.58am    8.28am    8.58am
Northwich Memorial Court                 8.00am    8.30am    9.00am

Timings are approximate - please be at your chosen pickup point in good time as the coach will not wait.

Entry fees to museums and galleries are extra. National Trust (NT) properties are free to Members, but only if you remember to bring your card.

We stop for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments.

Changes to the advertised itinerary may be made due to circumstances beyond our control.


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