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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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English first
South Shields, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Durham
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6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a nice place, plenty of good walks but it is busy, don't expect any solitude. It's on the doorstep for so many and it's decent value for money at £18 for a family of 4 for a full day with free car parking. There's a couple of children's play areas to keep the kids occupied and the low rope... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Our visit here was very interesting, a lot of thought seems to have gone in to meeting the needs of the visitor and they seem to be using the various aspects to do that. There is plenty of walking to so, and even on a sunny day in August there was plenty of space with no crowding. The walks were... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This National Trust property is very close to the Metro Centre and is well signposted. The actual location is in Rowlands Gill. We would thoroughly recommend this NT attraction especially if you have a Dog - lots of wonderful walks and of course TREES ! It was a nice day when we visited and it appeared that a lot of... More

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A lovely place to visit, great scenery and excellent walks. Our nine year old loved the walks, ropes and the play area and talking part in the wild bird ringing. Staff extremely helpful especially the lady on the admission kiosk.

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Senior Contributor
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited with family, would have found entrance fee expensive if I wasn't using nt membership. Nice staff, clean and tidy park. Cafe clean but charged two different prices for same cups of tea? Staff seem to be inconsistent with what they charge. Plenty of parking. Kids enjoyed play scape and rope course, we walked for miles in this lovely park.... More

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