Auckland Castle Deer House
Building In Bishop Auckland, County Durham
The deer house is a rare and well preserved example of Gothic Revival architecture built in 1760.
The deer park was built around 1760 by Richard Trevor, the Bishop of Durham from 1752 to 1771. It provided a feeding place and shelter for deer, and rooms for his guests to rest and enjoy a picnic.
The deer park is set in Auckland Park, which is 150 acres and was created over 800 years ago by the Prince Bishops of Durham for hunting. The park still retains a lot of it's medieval features and has lovely walks down to the River Wear.
The park is part of the grounds of nearby Auckland Castle, which is well worth a visit too.
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Contributed by Sandra Clemens
I love the great outdoors and have been a National Trust & English Heritage member for years. I also love going off the beaten track and finding places like Sharp's Folly or Rothley Castle which are hidden gems in Northumberland. My favourite recent hike was climbing Red Screes in the Lake District on a whim, not fully grasping how high 776m was. It was still an achievement to conquer a Wainwright walk and I hope to do more one day.More Places from Sandra
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