The Northeast Sights

Auckland Castle

  • Off Market Pl. Map It
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Arguably the greatest of the prince-bishops of Durham's properties is this episcopal palace, which you enter through an elaborate stone arch. Much of what's on view today dates from the 16th century, although the limestone-and-marble chapel, with its dazzling stained-glass windows, was built in 1665 from the ruins of a 12th-century hall. Don't miss the extraordinary paintings of Jacob and his 12 sons by the 17th-century Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán, in the Long Dining Room. Call ahead to confirm opening times.

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Off Market Pl., Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NR, England

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  • £8

Published 08/30/2016


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