A carpet of bluebells in the woodland

Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature


Things to see and do

Have your special moment at Gibside

Upcoming events

Gibside Taster Tours

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Discover snapshots of Gibside's story with a relaxed and informal short tour with one of our brilliant volunteer guides.

Daffodil Potting

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Show Mum how special she is by potting her a daffodil.

Intrigue and Strife at Gibside: Guided Tour

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Discover the rise and fall of Gibside.

Nordic Walking

Tue 28 Mar 2017
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class.

Felting with Faerierealms

Tue 28 Mar 2017
Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.

Prambling Buggy Fitness

Thu 30 Mar 2017
Prambling is ideal for parents and toddlers who want to become more physically active, meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors.

Our work

History conserved

A flower in Gibside's Walled Garden

Gibside’s Walled Garden: Redesign. Renew. Revive 

Don't let this small enclosure fool you. During the 18th Century it most likely would have been frowned upon to walk anywhere other than the path. Not now, it's here to be enjoyed, explored and loved.

View over the Lily Pond towards the Column to Liberty at Gibside, Tyne and Wear

Column to Liberty 

Standing (very) tall, the Column to Liberty was a sign of George Bowes' wealth.

South East front of Gibside Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Discover Gibside's past 

Discover the rise and fall of Gibside's families, including Mary Eleanor Bowes, one of the 18th century's richest heiresses, whose torturous marriage to the rotten "Stoney" Bowes was a cause celebre of the Georgian era.



Group visits


Venue hire

An internal shot of the Bowes Room

Hire Gibside as a venue 

From birthday parties in West Wood to holidays in the Mongolian West Wood Yurts. If it's a more corporate affair that you're looking for - we can offer that too! The Bowes Room and two other meeting rooms on-site, what do you need and when?


Get involved

Six Great Crested Newts

Volunteer at Gibside 

The great thing about this special place, is that no day is the same. There's always something going on and we always need help to oil the wheels. From conservation in the Chapel to help in the cafe, wildlife surveys to gardening in the Walled Garden. Let us know what you're looking for.


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