Visiting Gibside

If you're planning on visiting Gibside and haven't been before, there are some details that you might find useful to know before you arrive. There are acres upon acres of gardens and woodlands to explore with stop-off points for a nice relaxing cuppa. If you need assistance reaching certain parts of the estate or should you need somewhere to stay, we can help.

Disabled visitor riding a 'tramper' at Gibside

Getting around Gibside

One of the National Trust's founders, Octavia Hill (1884-1945) fought to ensure the preservation of wide open spaces and the great outdoors for everyone to enjoy. Today, we're continuing her legacy by offering a variety of ways to explore this 600 acre landscape garden.

Taking scones out of the oven

Eating at Gibside

The new winter menu is available. We've got a new range of fresh sandwiches, including a delicious sausage and red onion marmalade choice, plus soups. Scones are made fresh every day or perhaps opt for pineapple upside down cake, with or without custard. We also have a range of coffee syrups including gingerbread, hazelnut and more.

Pack of lurcher dogs

Visiting Gibside with your dog(s)

Your dog will enjoy roaming Gibside just as much as you. Explore gardens and woodlands with lots of wonderful smells and places to wander. We do ask that you help us to look after the wildlife living here by keeping your dogs on leads (an extendable one is fine) throughout the whole estate. Thank you.

Visitors walking through the woods

Explore the grounds at Gibside

Explore over 600 acres of gardens, woodlands, buildings and an evocative ruin. This is a rare example of an eighteenth-century landscaped garden, and there is much to see here.

Gibside Stables, Tyne and Wear

Enjoy your next holiday right here

Did you know you can stay overnight at Gibside? The contemporary stable conversion, set in over 600 acres of gardens, woodland and countryside is brilliant for large groups of friends or family. It's a Grade II listed stable block with everything you need inside (and two dogs allowed as well) and outside - explore the enormous estate and its sweeping Derwent valley views.