The Avenue and Chapel in snow

Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature


Things to see and do

Up for an active Autumn?

The great outdoors

Eat, drink, shop

Upcoming events

The Twelve days of Christmas

Sat 03 Dec 2016
We're celebrating Christmas in the Walled Garden with the help of Gibside Sewing Circle.

Gibside Pub

Sat 03 Dec 2016
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.

Father Christmas's Gibside Grotto

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Visit Father Christmas at Gibside.

Blitzen's Winter Trail

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Help Blitzen the reindeer find her friends at Gibside.

Music and Evensong in the Chapel

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Enjoy the fantastic acoustics of Gibside Chapel with live music from local performers and choirs followed by a traditional Anglican service (3pm). Free entry.

Nordic Walking

Tue 06 Dec 2016
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class.

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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