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Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature
A taste of the country on the edge of the city.
Discover fine Derwent Valley views, winding paths and refreshing open spaces while exploring our elegant buildings and ruins.
Gibside is a Georgian 'grand design' on a spectacular scale. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, the Palladian chapel is an architectural masterpiece, the stable block is a vibrant learning and discovery centre, and the once grand hall is now a dramatic shell. Gibside is also a haven for wildlife with red kites often circling in the skies above.
After centuries of decline, we're restoring Gibside for people and nature. Come for events every weekend, escape along the avenue for miles of tranquil walks and picnic spots or enjoy family fun at our adventure play area and woodland play trail.
Food also runs through Gibside’s veins, whether in our bustling walled garden, cafe, local farm shop or twice monthly farmers' market.
Book now for Christmas concerts
Saturday 14 December
We are now taking bookings for our traditional Christmas orchestral concerts in the atmospheric setting of Gibside Chapel, festively-decked with candlelight, mince pies and mulled wine.
Gibside Farmers Market
On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, enjoy tasty fresh food and craft produce direct from local farmers and producers. Free entry.
Beer garden & pub every Friday evening
Begin your weekend in style every Friday evening at our beer garden with a difference. Lovely leafy setting, local ales and wines, live music and outdoor play for the kids. Free entry too.
The project to restore the stables historic cobbles and improve access is now complete.
Come and see the changes in our walled garden now cars have left for good, from apple trees to ve...
Did you know you can get married at Gibside Chapel and have your wedding reception here too?
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Check out our downloadable trail, an ideal walking route for young families taking in our adventu...
Birthday party tailored to your child's favourite outdoor activities plus tasty food and friendly...
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