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Gibside

Rowlands Gill | Burnopfield, Gateshead NE16 6BG, England
44-1207-542255
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Gateshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited today with my elderly disabled mother. We had never been before so I checked the website before we lift for disabled facilities (well worth a quick check). Anyway we knew they had car parking facilities, however on arrival the disabled parking was not well signposted I went first to what must be the old car park which is... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have a National Trust membership and often visit Gibside with friends. Strawberry Castle is a fab playground for the kids and then there's lots of places to walk and explore. There's cafes on site so you can stop and have refreshments or lots of areas for picnics. They often run events too which are popular such as Santa's Christmas... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This site as ample parking, 2 play areas for children and plenty of walking opportunities with interesting buildings to view. There is even a cow statue for children to have a go at milking (water). Superb view along The Avenue tio the column. Some weekends there is entertainment as well. We visited on a day that a brass band was... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Set in hundreds of acres of glorious woodland with winding footpaths passing the Orangery, the ruined mansion, and the stables this is a fine example of 18th century landscaping once home to the Bowes family whose family crypt is in the imposing chapel. There are also plenty of activities for children

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loughborough
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138 reviews 138 reviews
68 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Vast park landscape containing the ruins of a great house, tree lined walks, tremendous views of the local area and a beautifully preserved palladian chapel.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

In conclusion, if you're taking children - FORGET Gibside and go to wonderful Cragside! I read all of the reviews on here but nothing covered taking children properly. I've only joined Tripadvisor to leave this review! Some reviews mention the amazing play areas, UM! Did we go somewhere else? After paying £20 for a family of four, from an abrupt... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Walking up the bank into Gibside - you are surprised by the wonderful view along the avenue of trees stretching away from the architectural gem that is Gibside Chapel. Other lovely features of the place are the delightful woodland walks, the orangery and the Derwent River running through the grounds. The main house is now a ruin as is the... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll or more extensive walk around the grounds. Be aware if any of your party is elderly or infirm that some of the terrain may be difficult to negotiate. For this reason it is advisable to take advantage of the free minibus service located by the ticket office. This avoids a very steep climb... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Took the children to the play area and then through the woods to the low ropes. Great fun although some areas are quite step for smaller children. Paths are good enough for buggies though. Plan for the weather as there is not much shelter if it rains.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Gibside is a fantastic location to go for a long walk with the dog, with good varied spaces and a choice of paths. Despite arriving to a busy car park, the walk itself is often quiet with people so widely spread. It seems popular with families as there are areas for picnics, an adventure rope area, playground and a lovely... More

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