Things to see and do

Get active outdoors at Gibside


What's on

Upcoming events

History talk

Fri 19 Jul 2019
History talks give you a taste of Gibside's past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside's timeline.

History walk

Fri 19 Jul 2019
Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. Gibside's story is one of tragedy, scandal and triumph.

Beer and a bite night

Fri 19 Jul 2019
A foodie's dream. Throw in some funky sounds and you've got yourself a cracking start to the weekend.


Sat 20 Jul 2019
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Storytelling at summer nights

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Settle in for bedtime stories in the Walled Garden. Come and hear exciting tales about dragons, mermaids and pirates, all told by a professional story teller.

Great Run Local

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.

Eating and shopping

Eat and shop at Gibside



Two National Trust leaders in the woodlands with a school

Learning at Gibside 

Join us for a day of learning with a difference. This 600 acre historic garden will become your classroom for the day (or two if you are staying over). You can enjoy extraordinary and inspirational experiences by being in the great outdoors and getting close to nature and wildlife.


Our work

Mary Eleanor Bowes orangery in early summer

Help us to bring the citrus plants back to the orangery 

The orangery is perhaps one of the most important buildings at Gibside. It's Mary Eleanor Bowes' only contribution to the buildings within her father's grounds. And this year, you can help us to bring the citrus fruit trees back to her orangery after an absence of 170 years. A £1 raffle ticket will go towards new orange trees and the creation of bespoke new planters for this 18th-century greenhouse. You could even be in with a chance of winning £10,000. For more details about this grand building, visit this page.


Places to stay

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Gibside on the National Trust Collections website