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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.

Beer garden & pub on Fri & Sat evenings

 Every Friday all year, Saturday through the summer, 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 children.

Gibside Farmers Market

First and third Saturday of every month

Don't miss fresh, seasonal food from local growers and producers, plus quality crafts and tastings, all at one of the northeasts most popular markets.  Free entry!

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