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Gibside National Trust

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Gibside National Trust Secondary

Escape to Gibside National Trust in rural Gatehead, a tranquil 18th century landscaped garden created by one of the richest men in Georgian England, George Bowes. Gibside National Trust provides a rare example of an 18th-century landscape garden and was created with spectacular views in mind. The vision of coal magnate George Bowes and once a pleasure ground for the Georgian elite, this 243-hectare (600-acre) estate can now be enjoyed by everyone.

Gibside offers miles of woodland and riverside walks with views across the Derwent Valley. Explore an architectural gem of a Chapel and orangery which sit among pockets of peaceful woodland. Watch out for red kites as they soar above the famous tree-lined avenue at Gibside in Gateshead. Discover the ever-changing Walled Garden and the vibrant Stables, now a learning and discovery centre. The grand ruin of Gibside Hall offers a glimpse into the dramatic story of heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes.

There is lots to see and do at Gibside National Trust with temptations of tasty food and gift shopping while you explore.

Bring the family for wildlife spotting and outdoor adventures, including Strawberry Castle play area, nature playscape and the Low Ropes Challenge, or indoor fun with Daisy, the milkable cow and Gibside mini-play Hall.

Must do...

  • See the Walled Garden and Victorian shrubbery as work continues to add to the planting design
  • Watch out for resident wildlife at the wildlife hide and live or recorded footage from trail cameras shown in the Wildlife Room at the Stables
  • Reach the Column of Liberty for a fantastic views
  • Uncover Mary Eleanor Bowes dramatic story of torture and abduction
  • Enjoy various information and exhibitions at the Stables

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Opening times are seasonal. For more details, please check:

Telephone: 12075 41820


Events at Gibside National Trust

History Talk - an Introduction to the...

May 31st

History Talk - an Introduction to the History of Gibside

History Walk - the Story of Gibside

May 31st

History Walk - the Story of Gibside

Evensong at Gibside Chapel

June 2nd to December 1st

Live Music
Evensong at Gibside Chapel

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