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Cheap Hotels in Bishop Auckland

13 Park View Terrace
1.4 Miles from the centre

Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm, friendly welcome and free Wi-Fi in public areas and guestrooms. The spacious and comfortable en suite rooms are mainly set in a traditional courtyard. All feature a plasma Freeview TV and radio channels and tea and coffee making facilities. The bar offers more relaxed dining options, with a lunchtime menu and homemade classic dishes, served with an extensive selection of beers, wines, spirits and speciality teas and coffees. A carvery featuring four joints of finest, locally sourced English meat is also served on Sundays. Guests can relax and unwind in the beer garden, which also has a free children’s play area. The Park Head is ideally located for exploring County Durham and offers discounted entrance to the famous Beamish Museum. The hotel has free, secure parking and is 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Durham, with Durham Cathedral and castle.

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per night from £63
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The Green, West Auckland
2.5 Miles from the centre
per night from £80
(price for Tue, 03 Oct)

Whole Apartment With Balcony, Breakfast & Parking Hotel

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39 General Bucher Court
per night from £77
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The Stables at The Black Horse Hotel

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42 Low Willington
per night from £79
(price for Tue, 03 Oct)

Superb Lime Guest House Hotel

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5 Lime Terrace, Eldon
per night from £91
(price for Tue, 03 Oct)

Farthing Cottage Hotel

31 reviews by TrustYou
per night from £99
(price for Tue, 03 Oct)

Hotels in Bishop Auckland

The market town of Bishop Auckland in County Durham is named for its historical connection to regional bishops. It went through a phase of rapid growth during the Industrial Revolution.

Bishop Auckland hotels are typically clustered in the north of the town at the end of the main road. Take your pick of country house and manor hotels with a quiet, upmarket ambience. From here, it's a short walk to the river and many attractive green spaces.


The River Gaunless runs along the east side of town, as a branch off of the River Wear. ‘Gaunless' comes from the Viking word for ‘useless', as the settlers couldn't find a use for the river. Today, it's a scenic walking route.

The Gaunless Bridge crosses the river at nearby West Auckland. When it was built in the 19th century, it was one of the first railway bridges to be made from iron.

Auckland Castle has been the official palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham for close to a century. Set in stately grounds, it also houses artworks by Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán.

Outdoor pursuits

The Bishop Auckland Golf Club welcomes all golfers – even if you're not a club member, you can tee off here. It's next to High Park, a secluded wood with lots of trees and greenery.

Families can enjoy an action-packed day at Harry's Farm. The kids can make friends with the animals, and tour guides are on hand to help. Adults can find more to interest them in the adjoining tea room and garden centre.

Places to eat in Bishop Auckland

If you're staying at a self-catering hotel, you're well served by branches of the top supermarkets.

Eateries in town include the self-explanatory Clems Fish Restaurant and Gabrielles Italian Restaurant. Subway and Greggs are more recognisable names for light meals and snacks.

The Stanley Jefferson pub is one of the main attractions for comedy fans. It's named after a famous resident of Bishop Auckland – better known as Stan Laurel. A bronze statue of Laurel stands in the town centre.

Seeing more of Durham and Yorkshire

At the south side of town, Bishop Auckland rail station connects you to places such as Darlington and Middlesbrough. It's the terminus of the line, so you don't have to worry about missing the stop on the way back.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Bishop Auckland

What are the most booked hotels in Bishop Auckland?

According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Bishop Auckland are Park Head Hotel & Restaurant and Manor House Hotel.

What are the most convenient hotel rates in Bishop Auckland?

Park Head Hotel & Restaurant in Bishop Auckland offers one night in a double room at the price of £63.

If I want to stay in the center of Bishop Auckland, which hotels shall I consider?

If you want to stay near the center of Bishop Auckland, you can consider staying at Park Head Hotel & Restaurant and Manor House Hotel.

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