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Landscape tour

Join us on a guided tour of the 18th century landscape garden and visualise the grandeur that once was the pride of George Bowes.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Important note: while we try to run a tour every Thursday, this is not always possible. Our tours are run by a small volunteer team. If you are visiting Gibside for a landscape tour, please check the tour is running by calling 07712535938.

In Georgian England, the wealthy toured Britain on holiday, visiting stately homes and gardens. Gibside was a popular destination that astounded visitors.

The naturalistic design of Gibside moved away from formal layouts, offering meandering paths that reveal views, amphitheatres and architecture, to surprise the wanderer on their journey. Inspired by a design by Stephen Switzer, Gibside is an early expression of the natural movement.

Walk in the footsteps of those who toured the gardens of England and learn why Gibside was a fashionable garden.

The tour will last around 90 minutes.

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Prices

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

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The basics

Booking details

Call 07712535938. Book your tour at Visitor Reception or over the phone.

Meeting point

Arrive at Visitor Reception 15 minutes before your tour begins and the team will give you more information.

Accessibility

This tour involves walking for around 90 minutes. There are inclines along the route. If you're unsure about the suitability of the tour, ask at Visitor Reception for more details.

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