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, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 608 vacation rentals around Bishop Auckland. From 92 house rentals to 428 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Bishop Auckland?

There's nothing as serene as escaping to the countryside. Think leisurely walks in nature, cozy local pubs and the melody of crickets by night. Bring it on! Vrbo has 167 countryside vacation rentals in this destination. Open to other suggestions? Vrbo has a bunch more property options to explore, including:

  • 100 village vacation rentals.
  • 59 riverside vacation rentals.
  • 41 town vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Bishop Auckland in a large group?

Getting together with your friends and loved ones can be oodles of fun, particularly when you're sleeping under the same roof somewhere new! If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help out. The top choice for larger groups here are cottage vacation homes, and there are 51 available. Properties for rent around here that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 228 vacation homes suitable for that size. Stay a night from just $67.
  • If you have 5 in your family, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 122 vacation homes that are suitable. You can book one for as little as $77 per night.
  • Trying to find rental properties to suit 8 people? You'll be happy to know we have 62 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as $67 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can take your mom, your cousin and all your mates to Bishop Auckland.

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