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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.
Every day through the Summer Holidays there'll be an event on here.
From Wild Bird Ringing, to Den Building, Archery to Wellyteering! They all come as part of Explorer Mondays, Foodie Tuesdays, Wildlife Wednesdays, Adventure Thursdays and Fit Fridays.
Oh, and the weekend of course... up for some Family Camping?
Visit local crafters in Studios at the Stables or smell the freshly baked bread in the new bakery. If you'd like to be involved with this inspiring place too you can, as part of The Branch there's more opportunities to 'grow in Gibside's garden' such as booking meetings rooms and hot desks.