National Trust Gibside, Nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
Discover fantastic Derwent Valley views, miles of walks in wide open spaces while wild life spotting or exploring elegant buildings and ruins. Gibside is a Georgian grand design, the vision of coal baron George Bowes and his daughter, the 'unhappy countess', Mary Elenor. This Heritage Open weekend highlights include the rare opening of Gibside Crypt and the spectacular banqueting house plus behind the scenes at the stables and family fun in the great outdoors. Families will love a visit to Gibside this Heritage Open Weekend with family friendly walks, exciting play areas including The Low Ropes and Strawberry Castle, lots of local seasonal family food and snacks in the cafe and plenty of places to stop for an ice cream!
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
There is a flight of ten steps from the car park to the main part of the estate but a shuttle bus with wheelchair lift runs an alternate service every 10 minutes all day. Some estate footpaths are unsuitable for wheelchairs. Some buildings include steps but there is a wheelchair lift giving full access to Gibside Chapel (not including Crypt).
Exit A1 for Swalell and follow brown signs to Gibside Map link.
Date last modified: 15th May 2013 at 16:37