Gibside is one of a few surviving 18th-century designed landscapes and was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and ‘wow’ moments.
The estate, commissioned by coal baron George Bowes, offers a glimpse into the past and the compelling story of heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes.
Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of modern life within 243 hectares (600 acres) of gardens, woodland and countryside – perfect for wildlife spotting. Highlights include a Neo-classical chapel, restored stable block and grand ruin.
Discover fine Derwent Valley views, winding paths and refreshing open spaces. Escape along the avenue and around the gardens for miles of tranquil walks and picnic spots or enjoy family fun at Strawberry Castle play area.
If you require assistance of any kind please get in touch by ringing 01207 541820.
We welcome all dogs to Gibside and know that it's a great place for them to enjoy as much as their humans do. We do ask that they are kept on leads and that you clean up after them. They are also welcome to join you at the outdoor seating areas of the cafes.
Food & Drink at Gibside
Found in market place, the main cafe (known as The Potting Shed cafe) is where we serve the widest choice of food. Below there's more details on what's on offer.
Throughout the day there is a range of hot and cold drinks served throughout the day too.
As part of summer nights we're open until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays serving ales, lager, wine and more, until 14 September. (Free for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply.)
Shopping at Gibside
Gibside shop is a little on the small side however, we've got locally produced gifts and treats alongside popular National Trust items such as rugs, a range of books, jams and more. There's also everything you need to enjoy your visit at Gibside.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£12.00 per ticket type|
|Child||£6.00 per ticket type|
|Family||£30.00 per ticket type|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good238
- geismomSinking Spring, PennsylvaniaTrip Type:CouplesQuite a SurpriseWednesday, 19th October 2022I'm not sure what I expected when visiting Gibside, but I do know that gardens were supposedly featured. What I did NOT know was that this was once the residence of the Queen Mother when she was a... Read full review
- sheepygoldlondonTrip Type:CouplesBeautiful parkland. Not really suitable if you have mobility issues.Saturday, 22nd October 2022We hadn't realised that this place existed until it was mentioned in passing by a volunteer at another NT site. Other than it being a large expanse of parkland we didn't know what to expect. We... Read full review
- 502rhondahLincoln, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayLandscape tour on an autumn daySaturday, 5th November 2022Had a superb visit to gibside this week. My mum and I went for an autumn afternoon outing and had a great time! Firstly the cafe is great. We both had soup and a cheese scone, both of which were... Read full review
- On-Site café/restaurant
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Family Fun
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