Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland is an ancient market town in County Durham, where the River Wear is joined by the Gaunless Burn, 9 miles from Durham.

In the 19th and 20th centuries it was a largely mining town.

The Town Hall, in the Market Place, now houses a museum, art gallery and Tourist Information Centre.

Auckland Castle was built by Bishop Puiset of Durham in the 12th centre, and was the principal residence of the Prince Bishops.

St. Andrew`s Church has an Anglo-Saxon cross relic from around 800 and a holy water stoup made from a Roman altar.

In the 1950s, Bishop Auckland had the finest amateur football team in England.

Places in Bishop Auckland

Auckland Castle, Auckland Castle Deer House, Bishop Auckland Station

Places in Bishop Auckland...