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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, horse riding and coffee shops. Bowes Museum and Durham Cathedral are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday 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 holiday home and experience everything that makes Bishop Auckland a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Bishop Auckland

The nearest airport is in Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), located 24.5 mi (39.4 km) from the city centre. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bishop Auckland?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 515 vacation rentals near Bishop Auckland. From 340 cabins to 428 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bishop Auckland for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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

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

  • Witton Castle: 593 vacation rentals
  • Hamsterley Forest: 600 vacation rentals
  • Weardale Museum: 485 vacation rentals
  • North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 536 vacation rentals
  • Auckland Castle: 621 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bishop Auckland listed on Vrbo UK 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 Cabins in Bishop Auckland?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 340 Cabins in Bishop Auckland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bishop Auckland include:

  • Houses: 428 rentals available
  • Flats: 75 rentals available
  • Cottages: 340 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Bishop Auckland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.