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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.
February half term family fun...
Wrap up warm and pull on the kids' wellies for five days of free outdoor activities and family adventures at Gibside, and our little sister property, Cherryburn! Don't miss getting up close to wild birds, building dens and campfires, plus much more.
Gibside Farmers Market
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 & pub every Friday evening
Every Friday, all year, 6 to 9pm
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.
Try something different in 2014, why not volunteer your time at Gibside?
The project to restore the stables historic cobbles and improve access is now complete.
Did you know you can get married at Gibside Chapel and have your wedding reception here too?
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