Know Before You Go
Admission is free. According to English Heritage, it’s open between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April through September and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October through March.
You’ll find the Deer House in the park behind Auckland Castle. The path to the structure is rather uneven and passes over grassy terrain, so it may not be suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. Don’t be surprised to see some farm livestock wandering by as you walk!
You can park in Bishop Auckland and walk to the park, though be aware that the lots are not managed by English Heritage. From the tourist information center, it’s only a 10-minute walk to the Deer House. To walk from there, go east on Market Place toward Bakehouse Hill.
While in Bishop Auckland, be sure to check out its abundance of cafes. Public restrooms are available at the bus station. The train station offers services to various village throughout County Durham.