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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
On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, enjoy tasty fresh food and craft produce direct from local farmers and producers. Free entry.
Gibside beer garden and pub
Begin your weekend in style every Friday evening with local ales and wines, live music and outdoor play for the kids. Free entry.
Find out more about our new facilities, including car parks, visitor reception and raised walkway...
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?
Give your kids a taste of the wild in a fun, safe environment and a rare chance to see the woodlands...
Looking for something to do with your kids this weekend?
Discover Gibside's Strawberry Castle adventure play area.
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