Intrigue and Strife at Gibside: Guided Tour

Discover the rise and fall of Gibside.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover the rise and fall of Gibside's families, including Mary Eleanor Bowes, one of the 18th century's richest heiresses, whose torturous marriage was a cause celebre of the Georgian era and the subject of bestselling book, Wedlock.

Prices

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

Prices

Estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.60 £10.50
Child £5.80 £5.25
Family £28.90 £26.25
1 adult, 2 children £17.35 £15.75
Group Adult N/A £8.00
Group Child N/A £4.00

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free entry to Market Place, café / pub and shop: Only on Gibside Market days (every first and third Saturday of each month) and for Gibside Pub (open every Friday and Saturday until 9pm).

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet your volunteer tour guide in Market Place.
What to bring and wear
Suitable waterproof outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear or wellies advisable.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 May 2017 13:00 - 14:00 Available
29 May 2017 13:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Gibside
Email
gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Moth Morning

Wed 24 May 2017
10:00-11:00
Learn more about the beautiful moths that call Gibside their home.

Gibside Sewing Circle

Thu 25 May 2017
10:30-12:30
Friendly drop-in sewing club for people of all ages and abilities to share skills and contribute to various textile projects.

Gibside Pub

Fri 26 May 2017
18:00-21:00
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.

parkrun

Sat 27 May 2017
09:00-10:00
Gibside is delighted to host parkrun who organise free weekly 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Saturday throughout the year.

Family Camping Festival: 27 to 29 May

Sat 27 May 2017
09:00-16:00
Camp out under the stars and enjoy a full weekend of entertainment and activities at Gibside.

Half Term adventures at Gibside

Sat 27 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Are you ready for an adventure filled half term? Free activities every day of the school holidays.