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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable until 7.00am on Thursday 18 August: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit overpayments service and our welfare assistance form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone

Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, is participating in a year long festival to celebrate the 1900th anniversary of the building of Hadrian's Wall - starting on Hadrian's birthday on 23 January 2022.  Join in online activities. Download Icon for pdf Binchester and Hadrian’s Wall: Life during Roman rule experienced through the lens of archaeology (PDF, 3.8mb) , see a virtual tour at Virtual Tour of Binchester Roman Fort and Auckland Castle Excavations, listen to a recorded Q&A with archaeologist David Mason at Bishop FM: Roman County Durham Q&A or request a copy of our Roman Challenge activity pack by emailing us at

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