A renowned tourist destination and historical site in the North East has earned a prestigious tourism award, positioning it within the upper echelon of the world’s top 10% attractions.

Part of The Auckland Project, The Spanish Gallery and Auckland Castle, located on the main site in the heart of Bishop Auckland, have both been named Travellers’ Choice Winners by Tripadvisor, the online travel guidance platform.   

The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing these winners among the 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.  

The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain, where visitors can immerse themselves in the Spanish Golden Age. While at Auckland Castle, visitors can appreciate one of the best-preserved bishops’ palaces in Europe, admire the staterooms and enjoy the serenity of the chapels. 

Auckland Castle and Spanish Gallery: Rising to the Elite 10% of World Attractions
Paintings in a room entitled _Eternal Devotion_, a double-height gallery in the Spanish Gallery at The Auckland Project. Credit House of Hues

Edward Perry, CEO of The Auckland Project said:

“To be given this award is not only recognition of the popularity of the castle and gallery and their contents, but it is also much-deserved appreciation for the people who worked so hard to make them a success. As custodians of this special place, it’s our job to share the rich history of Bishop Auckland and bring transformative change to the people who work, live and visit here, and we feel very honoured to now be ranked among the world’s best.” 

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