History tour

Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. It was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and 'wow' moments. Today it offers a glimpse into the past and the compelling story of heiress Eleanor Bowes, which is packed with tragedy, romance, scandal and triumph.

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 £12.40 £11.20
Child £6.20 £5.60
Family £30.40 £27.60
Additional Family - 1 adult £18.30 £16.60
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.25

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, 4.30pm to 9pm).

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Suitable waterproof outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear or wellies are advisable.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 January 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
28 January 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
29 January 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
2 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
4 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
5 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
9 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
11 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
12 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
16 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
18 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
19 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
23 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
25 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
26 February 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
2 March 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
4 March 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
5 March 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
9 March 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
11 March 2018 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Nordic Walking

Tue 23 Jan 2018
10:00-11:00
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, it's a different way of enjoying the outdoors and working your muscles at the same time.

Plodge at Gibside

Tue 23 Jan 2018
11:00-15:00
Winters at Gibside can be muddy .... and we love it. Would you like to join us to celebrate this messy creation?

Health Walk

Wed 24 Jan 2018
11:00-12:00
It's been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am.

Gibside Sewing Circle

Thu 25 Jan 2018
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.

History tour

Fri 26 Jan 2018
11:30-12:00
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.

Gibside Pub

Fri 26 Jan 2018
18:00-21:00
Gibside Pub can be found inside the main café every Friday and Saturday evening until 9pm. And although it may be on the small side, it is nestled within an 18th-century garden as well as being the only pub in the village.