History walk - an introduction to the history of Gibside

Taste Gibside’s history on a short, 30 minute walk around the 18th century garden with a Guided Walk volunteer.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving gardens of its kind. Today it offers a glimpse into the compelling story of the Bowes family, which is packed with tragedy, romance, scandal and triumph.

Every Sunday, Monday and Friday until Monday 22 November.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Gibside

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £12.00
Child N/A £6.00
Family N/A £30.00
Family (1 adult) N/A £18.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Under 5s are free. 

Non-member family tickets include entry for up to 3 children.  

Car parking is free for everyone. 

Free entry for National Trust members, please bring all membership cards. Join as a National Trust member | National Trust Adults from £6 per month. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 07712535938
Meeting point
Outside of the bookshop in Market Place.
What to bring and wear
Please wear weather appropriate clothing.
Accessibility
The walking route is accessible to all. The tours go no further than the end of the Avenue, opposite Gibside Hall.

Upcoming events

Ghastly Griselda's Halloween Trail at Gibside

Sun 24 Oct 2021
10:00-14:30
Stretch the creativity of young witches and wizards on this spooky Halloween trail.

History walk - an introduction to the history of Gibside

Sun 24 Oct 2021
11:30-12:00
Taste Gibside’s history on a short, 30 minute walk around the 18th century garden with a Guided Walk volunteer.

History walk - the history of Gibside

Sun 24 Oct 2021
13:00-14:00
This longer tour dives into the detailed history of Gibside. Take an hour long walk around the 18th century garden with a Guided Walk volunteer.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Gibside

Tue 04 Jan 2022
10:00-14:30
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Gibside on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.