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Address: Rowlands Gill | Burnopfield, Gateshead NE16 6BG, England
Phone Number: 44-1207-542255

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Escape from reality

Lived across the valley from gibside all my life. An amazing place to forget reality. Working very hard to give more to the site which in our eyes is going brilliantly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Lived across the valley from gibside all my life. An amazing place to forget reality. Working very hard to give more to the site which in our eyes is going brilliantly.

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Newcastle
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I have been here a couple of times, simply to wander around the grounds and enjoy some photography. I have always attended during the week/during term time to avoid families and children, and have revelled in the peace and quiet of the vast open spaces/meadow areas. There are various paths to walk and a variety of views to occupy you.... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Even in the rain this place is worth a visit. Beautiful grounds to walk around. The chapel is delightful, the woodwork is beautiful; the volunteer steward is chatty and full of interesting information: ask about the Mary Bowes whose lifestyle would fill the tabloids today!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent day out, myself and three children aged 2, 5 and 9 had a amazing day. Lots of different play areas and sports equipment provided for fun family games. Being a dog owner and reading a recent review I also think this is an amazing place for dogs, although they must be kept on the lead. The park space is... More 

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Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It has been approx 10 years since our last visit to Gibside and have to say it has changed significantly. There is a number of new pathways and a huge children's playground. Ideal for families, couples and dog walkers. Plenty of peace and quiet away from the playgrounds and the monthly Craft fair is lovely. Best avoid school holidays and... More 

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seaham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a brilliant day at Gibside with our grandsons but we're amazed that dogs are allowed in the play parks. There were no visible signs saying No Dogs. I was not very happy that dogs were in the play areas. Is this ok with the National Trust?

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good, typical Nat Trust site, good kids playground & walks. Mixture of gentle and more steeper slopes, nice central area with cafe etc. My children loved it here.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Took the dog, a teenager & a picnic & met up with some friends. Easter Monday & the place was mobbed! However, the grounds are extensive and there are variations to the walks around the estate, so we still felt as though we had space; we didn't stop, but the children's play areas were very busy . Everywhere looked and... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

The estate is a wonderful place to enjoy a walk. We were lucky to pick a fabulous Easter Day for our first visit. As we followed the paths the vistas changed as we enjoyed one magnificent view after another. Sadly, the main hall and most of the buildings are just she'll, but still very interesting. The chapel and stables gave... More 

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lovely grounds for a walk, some interesting buildings to see, the walks can be short or very extended. There are some steeper stretches, so beware if you are slightly less fit.

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