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History walk - the story of Gibside

Dive into the history of Gibside and take a walk with a Guided Walk volunteer around the 18th century landscape garden.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

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

Hear the compelling story of Gibside's rise and fall and explore the estate where you'll be immersed in the stories of some of its extraordinary characters. It's a tale of intrigue, strife, deception and courage, all woven into the landscape, industry and history of the region.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Subject to availability.

Time: 1pm. Duration: 60 - 90 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 walking route is accessible to all. The tours go no further than the end of the Avenue, opposite Gibside Hall.

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