Behind The Scenes Tours

@ Auckland Castle

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27 May 2017 - 31 July 2017

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm various dates, check the Auckland Castle website for details

Visitors are being given the chance to go behind closed doors for a sneak peek inside the £17m restoration of Auckland Castle in our FREE Behind the Scenes tours, taking place every Saturday and Sunday.

You will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to step inside one of the most exciting chapters in our 900-year history.

The Castle, once a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham is being returned to its Georgian Gothic opulence and will be otherwise closed to visitors until May 2018.

The Behind the Scenes tours, run by a team of specially trained volunteers, will give visitors a sneak peek inside each stage of the spectacular transformation, with new details unveiled as work progresses.

This will include a chance to follow in the Prince Bishops’ footsteps, walking through a succession of state rooms including the Throne Room, State Entrance and Gentlemen’s Hall, where he would have once greeted his esteemed guests.

There, visitors will learn more about the restoration work being carried out and how the rooms are being reinterpreted to bring the stories of the Castle to life.

The route will be changing regularly over the coming months as the renovation work continues.

Pre-booking is essential due to limited space per group.

To book your place email or call 01388 743 797 for more information.
While restoration working is ongoing the bookings line may not be continually manned however the answerphone is checked daily and if you leave a message, along with your name and telephone number we will get back to you. 

We advise they wear sturdy footwear as it is a historic building under conservation.

Behind the Scenes tours will be taking place every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-12:00 and 13:00-14:30 from Saturday 27 May 2017.


Auckland Castle
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

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