Gibside

Visitors looking towards the Column to Liberty at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature

Gibside

Things to see and do

For the kids

For the explorers

and there's more...

An Elephant Hawk moth

Wildlife

Look out for red kites soaring in the sky to butterflies fluttering in the gardens. There is a bird hide near the Stables where you can spot a variety of woodland birds and an observation hive in the Walled Garden where you can get up close and personal to the busy, busy bees. Look out for wildlife events coming up...

A family sitting by a tree watching open air theatre

Summer events in the North East 

Let's make the most of summer and enjoy relaxing in the outdoors while watching classic tales performed during open air theatre as well as outdoor cinema. Let us entertain you...

Upcoming events

EXHIBITION: Landscape and Gardens of Gibside

Fri 29 Jul 2016
10:00-18:00
In collaboration with the Embroiderers' Guild and embroiderers far and wide, Gibside is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown in a unique exhibition within the Walled Garden and Chapel.

Summer Holiday Family Fun

Fri 29 Jul 2016
11:00-15:00
Free family activities and outdoor adventures every day of the school holidays.

Gibside Pub & Beer Garden

Fri 29 Jul 2016
18:00-21:00
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.

parkrun

Sat 30 Jul 2016
09:00-10:00
Gibside is delighted to host parkrun who organise free weekly 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Saturday throughout the year.

Get Active! Health Walk

Sat 30 Jul 2016
11:00-12:30
Relax in the company of our Health Walk leaders and get inspired for gentle exercise on short sociable walks around Gibside.

Prambling Buggy Fitness

Tue 02 Aug 2016
10:30-11:30
Prambling is ideal for parents and toddlers who want to become more physically active, meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors.
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Eating and shopping

Relax and enjoy

A pizza being put into a pizza oven

Gibside Pub 

Gibside Pub is quirky, unusual and special because it's within a grand Georgian estate, not to mention a relaxed and fun place to hang out. It's open during opening hours and late on Fridays and Saturdays but there's so much more to it than that, want to know why?...

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Our work

History conserved

South East front of Gibside Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Discover Gibside's past 

Discover the rise and fall of Gibside's families, including Mary Eleanor Bowes, one of the 18th century's richest heiresses, whose torturous marriage to the rotten "Stoney" Bowes was a cause celebre of the Georgian era.

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Groups

Learning in style

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Venue hire

The Stables at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

Hire Gibside as a venue 

From birthday parties in West Wood to holidays in the Mongolian West Wood Yurts. If it's a more corporate affair that you're looking for - we can offer that too! The Bowes Room and two other meeting rooms on-site, what do you need and when?

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Get involved

Six Great Crested Newts

Volunteer at Gibside 

The great thing about this special place, is that no day is the same. There's always something going on and we always need help to oil the wheels. From conservation in the Chapel to help in the cafe, wildlife surveys to gardening in the Walled Garden. Let us know what you're looking for.

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