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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.

Gibside Farmers Market

Escape the city for a farmers market with a difference © National Trust / Gibside

First & third Saturday every month

Don't miss fresh, seasonal food from local growers and producers, plus quality crafts, tastings and live music, at the North East's favourite rural farmers market. Free entry!

Beer garden on Fri & Sat evenings

Relax after a busy week with a pint of local ale in Gibside beer garden © A summer evening at Gibside beer garden and pub

Every Friday, all year & Saturdays during the summer months, 6 to 9pm

Unwind 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.

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Here's a selection of photos, comments, blogs and posts featuring Gibside across the web. Take a look and add your own, we love to hear from you and see what you got up to when you visit!

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For all the latest news, photos and events chat, why not like GibsideNT on Facebook? We'd love you to upload a pic or two and let us know what you got up to on your last visit.

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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Gibside? Follow our rangers' blog and discover fascinating facts and exclusive updates about our wildlife and conservation work.

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Find out what's going on at Gibside with peeks behind the scenes, last minute reminders about events and activities coming up, and the chance to ask our team questions. 

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