View from the chapel to the avenue

Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature


Things to see and do

A walled garden, palladian chapel and plenty of play


What's on 

February half-term is covered at Gibside

Upcoming events


Sat 13 Feb 2016
Gibside is delighted to host parkrun who organise free weekly 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Saturday throughout the year.

EXHIBITION: Trickery & Triumph installation by artist Imogen Cloët

Sat 13 Feb 2016
Trickery & Triumph by artist Imogen Cloët is a temporary installation in the Walled Garden that that celebrates the re-opening of the Garden's plant theatre and reimagines an aspect of Gibside's Georgian history and horticultural achievements.

Gibside Pub & Beer Garden

Sat 13 Feb 2016
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.

Valentine's Music in the Chapel

Sun 14 Feb 2016
Atmospheric live music celebrating Gibside's lovers in our candlelit Chapel.

February Half Term Family Fun

Mon 15 Feb 2016
Free family activities and outdoor escapades every day of half term. Join us for Explorer Monday, Foodie Tuesday, Wild Wednesday, Adventure Thursday and Fit Friday.

Bird Box Making

Tue 16 Feb 2016
Join us to make a bird box as a family and see how well you can work together to build a home for a bird. £5 per bird box. Booking essential. Normal admission charges apply.

Eating and shopping

Every little nibble and shop, helps a lot



South East front of Gibside Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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 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

Volunteers cleaning bricks for the new wall

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.