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Bishop Auckland is a hive of wonderful parks and places for people to go walking. The Auckland Castle Deer Park is one of the best places to go walking in Bishop Auckland, it has an expanse of woodland, nature and interesting British history. You can explore the many trails and footpaths going around Auckland Castle, the riverside and up to the old deer house hidden within the woods. There are also picnic benches and plenty of grassy land around the Deer House. It is a perfect place to go for a picnic!

Currently, the Bishop Auckland Park and Deer House is over 800 years old. Before, it used to be a private hunting ground for fox hunting it is now used as a tour for people in Bishop Auckland. People can go walking, bird watching and enjoy nature. It also has a fish pond which you can visit and also has woodland paths all of this too see and do when you visit the Deer Park and Auckland Castle Deer House.

The Auckland Castle Deer House is now owned by an English Heritage Gothic building built in 1776. Click to find out more here.

Park Accessibility

  • The Bishop Auckland Park is very accessible:
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst on walks.
  • there are picnics benches in the deer park
  • Boardwalk is not accessible for wheelchairs but the surrounding area is accessible for wheelchairs.

What to do after your visit to The Deer House in Bishop Auckland

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