West Mural Tower, Auckland Castle

West Mural Tower, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NR

Listed at grade I, the West Mural Tower contains the remains of the West precinct wall of Auckland Castle, running north-south. It is a simple two-storey structure with a small (roughly square) yard to its south side. The east wall of the yard contains a blocked gateway, flanked by tall piers with ball finials. The gateway aligns with the north side of the market place and North Bondgate beyond. It was fully restored in 2018 from a dangerous ruin to a useable building on two floors, heated and lit, and basically presented to show the construction and design of this fascinating and ancient building.

Opening Arrangements

The Auckland Project’s attractions are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30am - 4pm. This includes Auckland Castle, the Walled Garden, the Spanish Gallery the Mining Art Gallery and Auckland Tower.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: 10
  • Child: 5
  • Other Charges: Annual passes are available

Parking Spaces


The car park is located just off the Market Place and is 0.4 miles walking distance. There is disabled car parking in the Market Place itself.