19 Dec 18

Bishop Auckland, County Durham, is a market town with a lot going for it. If you’re thinking of buying a house in this area, here are just a few reasons why it’s an excellent choice.

Why Buy Property in Bishop Auckland?

It’s well connected.

Bishop Auckland residents enjoy easy access to some of the region’s most popular towns and cities. For example, you can reach the historic city of Durham in around half an hour or get to Middlesbrough or Newcastle in about an hour. If you’d rather not take the train, the A1(M) is on the town’s doorstep, making it easy to access numerous locations in double-quick time.

It’s undergoing significant regeneration.

If ever there was a time to buy in Bishop Auckland, it’s now. The Auckland Project is currently underway and is regenerating various aspects of the town, including Auckland Castle and other cultural locations. This is likely to send property prices soaring upwards, so it makes good financial sense to invest sooner rather than later. 

Shops close by.

The town centre is home to several well-known high street stores, or alternatively, there’s a new shopping complex just outside Bishop Auckland with shops such as Brantano, Poundland and Pets At Home. If you’re in the mood for a full day’s shopping, regular buses take happy shoppers to Darlington, Durham and further afield. 

It’s got its own castle.

Not many towns can claim to have their own castle, and Auckland Castle is a particularly impressive example. In addition to exploring the building itself, visitors can also view the magnificent array of artwork and furnishings. There are also several events running here throughout the year. 

Other attractions close by.

If you’re into history, you’ll love living in Bishop Auckland. In addition to Auckland Castle, there’s also Raby Castle (just a short drive away) and Binchester Roman Fort is well worth a visit. Locomotion: The National Railway Museum is in neighbouring Shildon and celebrates the area’s close links with the birth of the railway system in the UK. 

Beautiful green areas.

Residents of Bishop Auckland are spoilt for choice when it comes to greenery and outdoor space. The riverside road is a pleasant place to have an afternoon stroll, or if you’d prefer a leisurely picnic, Low Barns Nature Reserve is an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. And of course, if you’re really into immersing yourself in the countryside, the North Pennines are just a short drive away. 

Diverse property styles.

There’s a huge range of architectural styles in this town, which means there’s something to appeal to everyone. From sprawling detached properties with acres of land to cosy period terraces in the town centre, it’s ideal for families, older couples and young professionals alike, with homes to suit every budget. Best of all, property prices are still highly affordable compared with other locations in this region; though this is unlikely to be the case for too much longer. Make no mistake – Bishop Auckland is definitely a town that’s going places.

Image source: Bishop Auckland

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