A view along the Avenue covered in frost

Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature


Things to see and do

Join us at Gibside this half term

Go on, treat yourself...

Upcoming events

Gibside Sewing Circle

Thu 23 Feb 2017
Friendly drop-in sewing club for people of all ages and abilities to share skills and contribute to various textile projects.

Half Term Adventures

Thu 23 Feb 2017
Free activities every day of the school holidays.

Gibside Pub

Fri 24 Feb 2017
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.


Sat 25 Feb 2017
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.

Nordic Walking

Sat 25 Feb 2017
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class.

Get Active! Health Walk

Sat 25 Feb 2017
Relax in the company of our Health Walk leaders and get inspired for gentle exercise on short sociable walks around Gibside.

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.



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.


Places to stay

Stay for longer