Destination guide

Travel to friendly Bishop Auckland

The countryside and parks create a pretty picture of Bishop Auckland. This welcoming city is known for its bars, horseback riding and coffeehouses. Bowes Museum and Durham Cathedral are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Bishop Auckland

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Bishop Auckland a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hall Hill Farm (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Heritage Park Stadium (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Bishop Auckland Golf Club (12.3 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Spennymoor Leisure Centre (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Bishop Auckland

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Bishop Auckland is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hamsterley Forest (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Eggleston Hall (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Low Force (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • High Force (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Derwent Reservoir (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Bishop Auckland

The nearest airport is in Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), located 24.5 mi (39.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 25.1 mi (40.4 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Bishop Auckland Station.

Where to stay around Bishop Auckland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 664 holiday lettings near Bishop Auckland. From 287 Houses to 61 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Bishop Auckland area.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bishop Auckland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bishop Auckland. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bishop Auckland Golf Club: 741 holiday lettings
  • Binchester Roman Fort: 742 holiday lettings
  • Heritage Park Stadium: 746 holiday lettings
  • Auckland Castle: 742 holiday lettings
  • Witton Castle: 722 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bishop Auckland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bishop Auckland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 287 Houses in Bishop Auckland. Our other popular types of Bishop Auckland holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 61 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 299 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 299 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bishop Auckland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 14 holiday homes with pool available in Bishop Auckland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.