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.


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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bishop Auckland?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 635 house rentals around Bishop Auckland. From 256 Houses to 73 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Bishop Auckland is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Bishop Auckland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Bishop Auckland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bishop Auckland Golf Club: 730 home rentals
  • Binchester Roman Fort: 725 home rentals
  • Heritage Park Stadium: 681 home rentals
  • Auckland Castle: 707 home rentals
  • Witton Castle: 652 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bishop Auckland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 256 Houses in Bishop Auckland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bishop Auckland include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 73 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 290 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 290 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bishop Auckland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 14 vacation homes with pool available in Bishop Auckland.

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