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The Deer House

Daisy through the arch

The Deer enclosurer

The arch into the Auckland Castle from the market place

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 Bishop of Durham house is set in eight hundred acre grounds. Although the castle was not open we were able to explore the grounds.

Within the grounds is a rather interesting Gothic Revival building called the Deer House. This structure was built in 1760 to provide shelter for the parks deer and also acted as an amusement for the local people who could come and view the deer in the shelter.

As well as walking round the park Daisy was able to enjoy a good off the lead romp.

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