Auckland Castle, County Durham, North-East England - © banryz on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Raby Castle, Couty Durham, North-East England - © barnyz on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Castles, Forts & Towers of County Durham

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  • Auckland Castle - (HHA), (rebuilt)

    Auckland Castle, County Durham, North-East England

    Castle

    ng town in County Durham, England.

    Owned by the Church of England for the prince-bishopric of Durham for more than 800 years, Auckland Castle was originally established as a hunting lodge. The principal seat of the Bishops of Durham from 1832, it was transferred in July 2012 to the Auckland Castle Trust, a charitable foundation to restore both the castle and grounds and also establish permanent exhibitions on the history of Christianity in Britain and the North East.

    Auckland Castle is now closed to daily visits to allow for restoration and redevelopment work to begin.

    North-East England - County Durham, Bishop Auckland

    Auckland Castle, also known as Auckland Palace and locally as the Bishop's Castle or Bishop's Palace, is located in Bishop Auckland, its neighbouring town in County Durham, England.

    Owned by the Church of England for the prince-bishopric of Durham for more than 800 years, Auckland Castle was originally established as a hunting lodge. The principal seat of the Bishops of Durham from 1832, it was transferred in July 2012 to the Auckland Castle Trust, a charitable foundation to restore both the castle and grounds and also establish permanent exhibitions on the history of Christianity in Britain and the North East.

    Auckland Castle is now closed to daily visits to allow for restoration and redevelopment work to begin.


     


  • Raby Castle - (HHA), (intact)

    Raby Castle, County Durham, North-East England

    Castle

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