Gibside - National Trust

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nr Rowlands Gill Burnopfield
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE16 6BG

An 18th century landscape 'forest' garden once home to the Bowes-Lyons family. Now, owned and managed by the National Trust, Gibside is a magnificent 600 acre estate for you to venture, exploring our woodlands, riverside and parkland to discover some of our rare and beautiful wildlife. Learn our history as you wander around the estate visiting our historic Palladian chapel, Column to Liberty, productive Walled Garden and majestic ruins of the Hall and Green House.

Further information


    Travel directions:

    By Road: Approx. 2 miles south of MetroCentre (A1) along the A694, on the outskirts of Gateshead. Sign posted along the route. By Train & public transport: Nearest train station at MetroCentre plus public transport links from MetroCentre and Newcastle city centre. By cycle: within 500m of the C2C (coast 2 coast) route, as it passes through Rowlands Gill, near Gateshead

    Upcoming events:

    All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

    Facilities and services


    • Parking for disabled available
    • Shop
    • Toilets for disabled
    • Wheelchair access to some public areas
    • Dogs welcome
    • Toilets
    • Picnic area
    • Cafeteria
    • Public car park
    • Gardens open to public
    • Refreshments
    • Meeting room available
    • Facilities for private functions and events
    • Conference facilities available
    • Studio/working space available
    • High chairs in cafĂ©/restaurant
    • Children's play area
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Education facilities available
    • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups

    Facilities information:

    Come and stay in our Stables, recently refurbished as our Learning & Discovery Centre. Ideal for groups to take part in our education activities, or as a base to explore the area or region.


    • Braille information and/or interpretation
    • Events and resources for children and families
    • Activities for pre-school children
    • Licensed for weddings
    • Volunteering scheme offered
    • Pre-booking service for groups
    • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
    • Guided tours
    • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
    • Adult lectures and courses held
    • Support for extended schools services available
    • Primary school education service available
    • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
    • Early years education service available

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