Bishop Auckland is located in County Durham in North East England. The town is situated about 19 kilometers from Darlington. The town originated from the Bishops of Durham and a hunting lodge that was established in the area. The town grew quite rapidly during the Industrial Revolution. As the coal mining industry decline, the town's growth also slowed somewhat. There are many sights that are worth seeing in the area, including Auckland Castle as well as Roman era castle. The town hall as well as St. Andrew's castle are considered to be local landmarks.
The English market town of Bishop Auckland is located within northeast England within the area of County Durham. The town is situated about twelve miles northwest of Darlington and also about twelve miles southwest of the city of Durham at the point where the River Wear meets the River Gaunless. The town of Bishop Auckland has a population of about twenty four thousand.
A lot of the history of the town surrounds the hunting lodge and the Bishops of Durham. The hunting lodge in later years became the primary residence for the Bishop of Durham.
During the time of the industrial revolution the town grew very quickly mainly due to the coal mining industry getting stronger and becoming a primary industry. During the twentieth century the coal mining industry declined and this lead to a decline within the economy of the town. The main employment sector within the town today is the manufacturing industry.
The town of Bishop Auckland currently has a local government that operates on two different levels however there are plans to replace this with a single level government. The town of Bishop Auckland is located within the parliamentary constituency of Bishop Auckland. The town of Bishop Auckland is twinned with the French town that is known as Ivry-sur-Seine.
The town of Bishop Auckland is situated on Durham coalfield at the point where the River Wear meets up with the River Gaunless. The River Gaunless was given its name by the Norsemen and in their language it actually meant useless.