Known as the gateway to Weardale, Bishop Auckland is a lively market town standing high above a meander in the River Wear, with amazing views over the surrounding countryside. There are over 200 shops in the town, and the town hall is home to a cinema, library, theatre and arts complex.
Hotels in Bishop Auckland
What to do in Bishop Auckland
Experience the history of Auckland Castle
One of the UK’s most important historical buildings, Auckland Castle is almost 900 years old. Kids can get involved in the weekend family events and activities, including exciting boar trails and dressing up days.
Get back to nature in the North Pennines
You’ll be blown away by the beauty of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a stunning landscape of heather moors, windswept dales, hay meadows and tumbling rivers.
Get your sugar fix at Sweet Greetings
Experience the old-world feel of this charming sweet shop in Shildon. Pick up a quarter of cough sweets, gums, jellies and traditional treats, sit back and enjoy!