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History talk - an introduction to the history of Gibside

Get a taste for the history of Gibside with a Guided Walk volunteer.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Important note: while we try to run a talk every Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this is not always possible. Our talks are run by a small volunteer team. If you are visiting Gibside for a history talk, please check the talk is running by calling 07712535938.

The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving gardens of its kind. Today it offers a glimpse into the compelling story of the Bowes family. Packed with tragedy, romance, scandal and triumph, each talk has a different theme to choose from.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Subject to availability.

Time: 11:30am. Duration: 30 minutes.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Check admission prices

The basics

Booking details

Call 07712535938

Meeting point

Meet at the second-hand bookshop in the Market Place.

What to bring and wear

Please wear weather appropriate clothing.


The talk may involve a short walk around the areas surrounding Market Place. The route is accessible to all.

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