Meander through gorgeous gardens
Gibside was once the pleasure ground for the elite, offering beautiful gardens and grand buildings. It's now a rare surviving example of an eighteenth-century landscaped garden, with 'wow' moments and places for contemplation.
Created by coal magnate George Bowes (1701-1760), Gibside was designed to amaze and astound. While the grounds were already impressive, upon his death George's only daughter Mary Eleanor developed them into what we see now.