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May 26, 2012 - Bishop Auckland and the Auckland Castle Deer House

We had change coach base to Durham. The one advantage of being a “big boy” on the English campgrounds is that they always reserve you their biggest and often best pitch. Durham was no exception. We have discovered that going anywhere in England at the weekend, particularly a sunny weekend is a bit of a nightmare. So avoiding the main tourist traps is a must. So after consulting the guides we headed to Bishop Auckland. As the name implies the town has been the country home of the bishops of Durham since the 12th century. Auckland Castle the...

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Oct 17, 2007 - North of England

We spent 2 enjoyable days with Gill's cousin and then drove 260 miles north to see some friends in a small village called Leeholme near Bishop Auckland. The drive on the motorways was either cruising at 140 - 150 km/hr or grinding along in traffic at 70 - 80 km/hr. However, after 6 hours we arrived. The temperature this morning is now down to 5c. Warmth is now a distant memory! Today, Thursday, we went to see the Bowes Museum. The museum is built in the style of a French Chateau and is in a town called Barnard Castle. The museum was built...

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