Gibside's Avenue in autumn
Crunchy leaves, vibrant colours and the freedom to explore. This is Gibside. Tony Blackett

Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature


Things to see and do

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Get active at Gibside


What's on 

Children building a den at Allan Bank, Cumbria
Tick a few activities from your 50 Things list on one of our apple days National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Events at Gibside 

There's children's activities and family orienteering. Wildlife-themed events, including heading out with a ranger for a ramble and more, so much more... that we don't have the space to mention all the awesome goings on here! Click the button to see everything....


Eating and shopping

Visitor browsing in the shop at Gibside
Visitor browsing in the shop National Trust Images / David Levenson

Tempting treats 

Oh boy, do we have some treats for you. In the cafe, homemade soup, cakes and scones, a hot chocolate with marshmallows on top, awaits you.

National Trust recycled rugs
Keep cosy and warm with a National Trust rug - every penny spent goes back into conserving Gibside Victoria Gibson

Go shopping 

Scrumptious cider, tasty treats and gorgeous home comforts, perhaps for stocking fillers? Or maybe for yourself? Either way, there's lots of goodies to choose from. Every penny spent in the shop and cafe goes back into Gibside - thank you.



South East front of Gibside Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne
Gibside Hall (now derelict) where the Land Girls were housed National Trust Images / Nick Meers

Discover Gibside's past 

Discover the rise and fall of Gibside's families, including Mary Eleanor Bowes, one of the 18th century's richest heiresses, whose torturous marriage to the rotten "Stoney" Bowes was a cause celebre of the Georgian era.



School children on minibeast hunt
School children discovering meadow minibeasts National Trust Images / Ian Shaw

See what's on offer... 

The Learning and Discovery Centre at the Stables offers a variety of residential, day visit and room hire packages for both schools and community groups. They can lead their own activities during their visit and use the Centre as a base before exploring the vast estate.


Venue hire

The Stables at Gibside, Tyne & Wear
Hire the residential centre or a room for a meeting at the Stables National Trust / Robert Morris

Hire Gibside as a venue 

From birthday parties in West Wood to holidays in the Mongolian West Wood Yurts. If it's a more corporate affair that you're looking for - we can offer that too! The Bowes Room and two other meeting rooms on-site, what do you need and when?


Get involved

Gardeners working in the Walled Garden at Gibside, Tyne & Wear
Gardeners working in the Walled Garden at Gibside National Trust Images / Joe Cornish

Volunteer at Gibside 

We're bringing this vast estate back to life. With the help of volunteers we're able to get a little further each week. But this is about you! If you're interested in volunteering, tell us what you enjoy doing and we'll see how we can help. There's gardening roles, visitor facing ones in the cafe and shop and many more on offer.