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.

sausage rolls

Eating at Gibside

Relax with friends and family at Gibside. At the main cafe, you can stay cosy by the log burners while you enjoy a cuppa and perhaps some cake. At the Stables, there is a small cafe, ideal for a mid-walk snack, and a cheeky scone.

A visitor and dog in the walled garden

Visiting Gibside with your dog(s)

From Monday 17 September to Friday 19 October, Monday to Friday, during normal opening times, we’re trialling welcoming dog walkers with their dogs into the main café. So come along with your pooch, pick a spot in the “back area” of the cafe and indulge in a scone and a cuppa. Please help us to look after the wildlife living here by keeping your dogs on leads 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.