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:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good224
- Localeater-ne15Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyIgnite.... please give it a miss.Thursday, 31st December 2020After reading the negative reviews of Ignite at Gibside we all thought no way. Only the negative people add negative reviews. Well we were totally wrong. What an complete waste of time and money... Read full review
- janebW5914YJTrip Type:CouplesSweetSaturday, 2nd January 2021Ignite Festival at Gibside. I don't really understand all the negative reviews. I read them before I visited last Monday and wasn't expecting much after reading them! I actually really enjoyed this... Read full review
- 471theaTrip Type:FamilyOverpriced and underwhelmed - do not waste your money or time.Monday, 4th January 2021Just awful. Very little to see. What was exhibited was very underwhelming. More things lit up than a light festival. Nothing inspiring. Honestly couldn’t see where the money had been spent because it... Read full review
- On-Site café/restaurant
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Family Fun
|Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|