Located in County
Durham, Bishop Auckland is a busy market town with a population of
just under 25,000 people. The town is close to Darlington and Durham
and is twinned with Ivry-sur-Seine in France.
Bishop Auckland stands on River Wear and provides spectacular views
of the surrounding countryside. Bishop Auckland is a key shopping
destination for South West Durham and provides visitors with many
entertainment and cultural attractions.
Bishop Auckland's history dates back to the 11th century when monks
were sent from Durham Cathedral with the task of establishing a
collegiate church. Durham Castle was chosen by Bishop Bek as his
preferred residence due to the location and hunting offered by the
Bishop Auckland grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution with
large scale coal mining the main source. This trend continued until
the mid-twentieth century when the industry went in to decline.
Auckland Castle is one of the most popular tourist landmarks in
Bishop Auckland. The castle is sometimes know as "The Bishop's
Palace" and has been the official residence of the Bishop of Durham
for over 170 years. The castle is set on over 800 acres of beautiful
parkland which is now open to the general public.
The Binchester Roman Fort is another popular place to visit along
with Bishop Auckland Railway Viaduct and Bishop Auckland Town Hall.
There are several fine examples of churches in the town, namely St
Andrew's Church and Escomb Saxon Church.
Although there is no university in Bishop Auckland there are three
secondary schools and the Bishop Auckland College which serves both
Further Education and Higher Education students.
Bishop Auckland AFC is an amateur football team who are famous for
winning the FA Amateur Cup on 10 occasions and have appeared in the
final 18 times.
Transport in and around Bishop Auckland is well catered for by rail.
Bishop Auckland Railway Station runs on the Tees Valley Line at the
end of the line. The closest airport to Bishop Auckland is Durham
Tees Valley Airport (approximately 19 miles away).
Junction 60 at the A1 motorway (approximately 8 miles away) is the
proffered route to Bishop Auckland if travelling by motorway. Buses
in Bishop Auckland are run by "Arriva" along with a number of
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