Visitor walking towards the chapel at Gibside in autumn

Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature


Things to see and do

Family fun

Up for an active Autumn?

The great outdoors

Eat, drink, shop

Upcoming events

Gruesome Gibside

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Come to Gibside if you dare for a week of spooky activities and adventures.

Wild Rangers Club

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Join the National Trust team to hear all about nature and wildlife, create new habitats at Gibside, or make something for your own home.

Gibside Pub & Beer Garden

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.


Sat 29 Oct 2016
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.

Get Active! Health Walk

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Relax in the company of our Health Walk leaders and get inspired for gentle exercise on short sociable walks around Gibside.

Beer and a Fright Night

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Celebrate Hallowe'en with a spine-chilling evening at Gruesome Gibside. With spooky activities, good food, good company and good beer we hope to see you there.

Our work

History conserved

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.



Learning in style


Venue hire

The Stables at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

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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