Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland is a large market town on the River Wear, to the north of Darlington. Your new property is surrounded by history and entertainment to explore. There are the stunning grounds of Auckland Castle – an ancient building that has been recently restored with over 800 acres of Deer Park. The town has new galleries, and a new tower devoted to the area’s coal mining history. It also has a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon church, a Roman fort complete with bath houses and simply stunning views over Weardale.

Your new house has the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a short distance away and Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Newcastle all within easy commuting distance.

Living in Bishop Auckland

Fairs and fun

Bishop Auckland has a well-kept library, cinema, theatre and arts centre with a packed programme of events and festivals including a Music Festival, a History and Heritage Festival and a Food Festival. The area also has a host of local markets and fairs.

Great shops from your front door

You’ll find all you need for day-to-day shopping and more along Newgate Street, which is lined with high street stores and independent shops, banks, convenience stores and food outlets. Your new house is close to a range of supermarkets and you can shop local at the twice-weekly market. Check out the Food Producers’ and Craft Market which takes place on the last Thursday of each month.

Schools near you

 The town has five nurseries, six primary schools with nursery provision, a further two more primary schools for ages 4-11. There are four secondary schools, three of which have sixth forms. It also has a range of SEN schools and academies in the area, for children of all ages.

Easy road links

Your new build is served by a local bus station with a number of convenient stops around the town, and providing frequent routes to Durham and the surrounding area. There’s also a central railway station, which runs direct mainline services to Durham (38 minutes) and Darlington (66 minutes). Middlesbrough (24 miles) and Stockton-on-Tees (22 miles) are both an easy drive. The nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley Airport, just under 17 miles away.

New builds in Bishop Auckland

Persimmon Homes has new builds in County Durham, including new homes in Crook and Bowburn. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…