Explore Gibside

Walkers heading past the orangery

Created by coal baron George Bowes, Gibside was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and ‘wow’ moments.

And that is still true today.

Although there have inevitably been some changes over the last few decades, Gibside is now, more than ever, a place for everyone to enjoy. 

You can wander along miles of woodland and riverside tracks, we particularly recommend the Route to Relaxation trail. Discover the majestic Palladian Chapel designed by renowned architect James Paine and see the ruin Gibside Hall, perhaps while looking for red kites soaring over head or roe deer bounding through the woods.

If you enjoy delving into the past, then joining a tour could be for you. Hopefully we've got you covered for whether you enjoy heading off on your own adventure or joining others to do some exploration. 

Come on, let's go...