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Gibside

Rowlands Gill | Burnopfield, Gateshead NE16 6BG, England
44-1207-542255
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Gateshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This place is stunning in areas. There are loads of long walks to be taken. If you are up for a good climb, put on your walking boots and head out to this place. There has to be miles of paved and unpaved walking trails. I also saw lots of dogs on leashes, so they are apparently welcome here. It... More

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Alexandria
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We visited Gibside for the first time yesterday. It was a beautiful day and everything was green and lush. Price for entry would be @£8 each if you're not National Trust members. The kids love this place as there are walks and playgrounds galore. Facilities are reasonable but if you really need the toilet be prepared to go native and... More

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Blaydon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

National trust have made this local site a beautiful countryside venue. For all ages. A bit steep at the beginning but a curtesy bus is provided for the short steep hill.gibside have quite good areas to picnic or have a meal and a drink. Take the dog lovely walks, kids have an adventure play ground strawberry castle. Gibside also have... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Being local we thought we would pay a visit with our 8 year old as friends had past comment on how enjoyable Gibside was. There were walks for all abilities and things for children to look out for en-rote. It's worth checking out the website as events and activities are held regularly. Anyone with children will need to pay a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is our nearest national trust great day out beautiful countryside views dog loves it very dog and family friendly lovely food and good market well stocked shop too highly recommend x

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lovely place for a quiet walk, although some parts are steep for the less able. Good facilities and stunning views.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Althorough all created in a Capability Brown style, this National Trust parkland feels so natural. The river Derwent runs through it and there is a long shady riverside walk. There are open meadows, and woodland, ruins of the old house, hills to climb, views, wildlife, an elegant chapel, the history and National Trust quality cafes and shops.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Provided the weather holds a day at Gibside is a very pleasant experience. Extensive paths are available and long or short walks can be taken. The grounds contain a number of buildings and features of historical interest. A very pleasant cafeteria selling drinks and light snacks is available and there is a site gift shop. My only two criticisms were... More

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Durham
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

A very good country estate, different to a lot as the house is a ruin so it is the gardens and land that is the attraction. Some very good kids play areas- although the toilets in the strawberry castle play area smelt so bad it drifted across the picnic area. All this said it didn't spoil the day, it's a... More

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Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lovely atmosphere. Gentle surroundings. Nice gift shop. Lovely staff. Gentle people. Bus to the top for disabled and infirm. Highly accommodating.

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