West Auckland can be found in the charming Wear Valley, part of the beautiful County Durham countryside. The village itself has a unique history. Its village green dates back to the 12th century and lies at the heart of the village's conservation area. West Auckland can cater for your everyday needs with local shops and useful amenities. There are two primary schools in the village, and the neighbouring town of Bishop Auckland has additional schools and a college of further education.
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning family days out, as there's much to see and do in the surrounding area. The stunning countryside is just waiting to be explored, with wonderful walks, cycle paths and bridleways for those who love a bit of fresh air. Nearby Hamsterley Forest has numerous walking and cycling trails, as well as a play park. You’re also close to Durham and Darlington and all the cultural and leisure attractions these large towns have to offer. Closer to home, the neighbouring town of Bishop Auckland has a leisure complex offering a range of sporting activities, while the local college of further education provides a selection of courses and evening classes. This historic town is also home to the magnificent Auckland Castle and Bishops Deer Park. Shopaholics will appreciate the town’s retail opportunities, as well as the 'out of town' shopping centres with their selection of national high street stores.
Situated off the A688, West Auckland provides a highly convenient location. Approximately two miles west of Bishop Auckland, it has good road links to the major cities and towns in the region, and easy access to the beautiful countryside of County Durham.
Everyday essentials can be found in the village. There is a choice of local supermarkets and shops, with medical facilities and hospitals in nearby Bishop Auckland.