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.

A bowl of squash soup

Eating at Gibside

Whether you're in the mood for a delicious homemade scone or soup, pop in and take a look at the menu. Carriage House Coffee Shop is dog friendly, so if you're visiting with your pooch head to the stables for a relaxing cuppa.

Dog walking on a lead

Visiting Gibside with your dog(s)

Your furry four-legged friends are welcome at Gibside. There's lots of roaming and sniffing to be done here. Carriage House coffee shop at the stables is also dog-friendly. So whether you'd like something to take out or fancy relaxing indoors with a cuppa, now you can. 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.

A view along the Avenue covered in frost

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. This page will give you a sneak peek of what's on offer.

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.