Please use the sites below to help you plan your journey:
Visitors by public transport
Up to date timetables for all public transport are available from the Durham County Council Journey Planner
Bishop Auckland is well served by buses. The nearest bus stops are in the market place. They are to the left of the front entrance, round the corner of the church and by the Job Centre. Bus services through the town operate from the bus station which is situated is behind the Newgate Centre, a four minute walk from the Town Hall along Newgate Street.
The nearest parking facilities are 50 meters away in the Market Place.
The railway station is served by Northern Rail, with connections from the mainline station at Darlington. The Weardale Railway from Stanhope and Wolsingham stops a few moments walk from the main station.
Vistors by car
Using Sat Nav the Town Hall’s postcode is DL14 7NP.
There are a few free car parking spaces for drivers to the left of the church in the market place. During market days these are reserved for market traders. The nearest pay car park is in North Bondgate, a two-minute walk away. There are a number of short stay car parks in Bishop Auckland where you can park for up to a maximum of 3 hours. The closest to Bishop Auckland Town Hall are in Bondgate, and in the Newgate Centre. Parking is free after 6pm in public car parks.
From the A1(M)
Take Junction 60 at Bradbury, signposted Teesside and Bishop Auckland. Take the A689 following the sign to Bishop Auckland. At the junction with the A688 take the second exit straight across following the signs for the A689 to Crook. Drive down a long hill and then up a short hill. Turn right at the top of this hill following the sign to the Market Place.
Take the A68 to Toft Hill, then take the B6282 signed to Bishop Auckland. Go through Etherley Grange and Etherley Moor and across a mini roundabout. At the Bishop Auckland sign just past the Mason’s Arms, bear left on the B6284 following the sign to the Town Centre. At the end of this road turn right and across a roundabout. Bear left at the next roundabout into North Bondgate.
Take the A68 until the junction with the A688. Follow the signs to Bishop Auckland, and then at a roundabout take the left turn on the A689 to the Town Centre. Drive past Asda through a set of traffic lights, then straight ahead through the next traffic lights following the signs to the Town Centre and Market Place.
Take the A167 to Thinford Roundabout, then the A688 following the signs to Bishop Auckland. At the junction with the A689 take the fourth exit following the signs for the A689 to Crook. You will drive down a long hill and then up a short hill. Turn right at the top of this hill following the sign to the Market Place.
If you get lost on the way here, just contact us by telephone and we will give you directions.