For details on how to reach Bishop Auckland by various modes of transport, and arriving and parking at the Kynren show ground, please see below.

Eleven Arches is accessed from the A689 just northwest of Bishop Auckland. Travelling From:

The North
Follow the A1(M) south and exit at junction 61. Follow the signs for A688 to Bishop Auckland. Eleven Arches and allocated parking will be sign posted from the New Coundon roundabout as you approach Bishop Auckland. 

The North (avoiding centre of Bishop Auckland)

Follow A1M to junction 63. Follow A167 south to Neville's Cross Durham. Turn right to the A690 to drive through Brancepeth and reach Willington. Turn left to join Hunwick Lane and through Hunwick village on the B6286. Turn left at the junction after the village and then left at the next roundabout.  

The North West 
From the A69 travel south on the A68 and follow signs for Darlington. At Fir Tree, just past the Duke of York Public House, turn left towards Howden-le-Wear and then follow signs for A689 to Bishop Auckland. Eleven Arches and allocated parking will be signed from the A689 when you reach Bishop Auckland.

The West
Leave the M6 at Penrith and travel east on the A66. Exit on to the A67 at Bowes and follow signs for A688 to Bishop Auckland. Eleven Arches and allocated parking will be signed from Bishop Auckland. 

The South
Follow the A1(M) North, exit at junction 58 and follow signs for A68 to West Auckland. At the roundabout junction with the A688 turn right and follow signs for Bishop Auckland. Eleven Arches and allocated parking will be signed from Bishop Auckland.


There will be strict parking controls in roads adjacent to the show site and in the town centre on show nights, so if you are arriving by car, you must buy a show parking voucher in advance (£7.00 per car) allowing you to use one of our dedicated off-site car parks. A space in one of the car parks will be priced at £25 if purchased on the night, and will be subject to availability.

We have four off-site car parks to choose from within walking distance of our show ground (ranging from 15 to 40 minutes, depending on the car park), with a shuttle transfer system operating from each one if you prefer not to walk.  See full details of the parking arrangements and locations of the car parks here.  We also offer on site parking for the exclusive use of Blue Badge holders.  

Please plan your journey to arrive at your chosen car park at least 1 hour 45 mins before the start time of your chosen show.

Train times can be seen here:

Virgin Trains
Northern Rail
Bishop Auckland Railway Station

London to Darlington - 2hr 20 min
York to Darlington - 25 min
Newcastle to Darlington - 26 min
Edinburgh to Darlington - 1hr 55 min

At Darlington Station you will need to change for the train to Bishop Auckland.

Darlington to Bishop Auckland - 26 min.

Bishop Auckland train station is 1.3 miles from Eleven Arches. Please allow 30 - 40 minutes if you are planning to walk from the station to the site.

Bishop Auckland has regular bus links around the region, please by aware that some services cease to run prior to the end of the show. Check timetables to ensure return services are available.

Nirvana Europe is able to arrange minibus transfers from key collection points in the region. For more information, call 0191 257 1750 or visit

If you are planning to fly, Newcastle International Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport service national and international flights.  Both airports offer various onward travel options to enable you to reach the show. 


Important information for planning your visit.
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Parking options if you're
arriving by car.

On Site

What to wear, what you can buy, security and safety information.
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Facilities in place for disabled visitors.


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