Gibside

Visitors walking through Gibside woods
Gibside

Things to see and do

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness week (13-19 May)

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What's on

Upcoming events

Great Run Local

Sun 26 May 2019
09:15-10:15
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.

Route to relaxation

Sun 26 May 2019
10:00-16:30
The route to relaxation walk is all about finding some quiet time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring.

Stick week at Gibside

Sun 26 May 2019
11:00-15:00
Get creative during May half term with stick week at Gibside.

History talk

Sun 26 May 2019
11:30-12:00
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

Sun 26 May 2019
13:00-14:00
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.

Summer of Music: Cobweb Orchestra

Sun 26 May 2019
13:00-16:00
Listen to the enchanting music of the Cobweb Orchestra as they play a range of classical symphonies in the stunning setting of the Gibside Orangery. It’s the perfect way to spend a peaceful afternoon.
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Eating and shopping

Eat and shop at Gibside

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Learning

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.

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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.

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Places to stay

Book an unforgettable experience

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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