Bishop Auckland Tourism, United Kingdom

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Bishop Auckland /ˈbɪʃəp ˈɔːklənd/ is a market town and civil parish in County Durham in north east England. It is located about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Darlington and 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Durham at the confluence of the River Wear with its tributary the River Gaunless. According to the 2001 census, Bishop Auckland has a population of 24,392, recounted at 16,296 for the 2011 Census. Much of the town's early history surrounds the bishops of Durham and the establishment of a hunting lodge, which later became the main residence of the Bishops of Durham. This link with the Bishops of Durham is reflected in the first part of the town's name. During the Industrial Revolution, the town grew rapidly as coal mining took hold as an important industry. The subsequent decline of the coal mining industry in the late twentieth century has been blamed for a fall in the town's fortunes in other sectors. Today, the largest sector of employment in the town is manufacturing. Since 1 April 2009, the town's local government has come from the Durham County Council Unitary Authority. The unitary authority replaced the previous Wear Valley District Council and Durham County Council. Bishop Auckland is located in the Bishop Auckland parliamentary constituency. The town has a town-twinning with the French town of Ivry-sur-Seine.

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If you are looking for travel information of Bishop Auckland in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Bishop Auckland is located at a short trip away from Manchester a major city in United Kingdom. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Manchester for its bountiful attractions like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village on your trip to Bishop Auckland. To explore Bishop Auckland, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Bishop Auckland*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bishop Auckland

    Know the pollution level of Bishop Auckland before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 10 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Bishop Auckland: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bishop Auckland for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bishop Auckland.

    • Burglary and Theft 23.08 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 7.69 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 26.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30.77 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80.77 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.62 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Bishop Auckland - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 80.35 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 85.41 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 8.28 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.84 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bishop Auckland

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bishop Auckland

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.67 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.97 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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