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Address: Gibside | Burnopfield, Gateshead NE16 6BG, England
Phone Number: +44 1207 542255
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Fantastic countryside day out..

This former home of the Bowes Lyon Family... the Queen Mothers family, is a 15 min drive or 2 min bus ride from Newcastle. it has been turned into a family day out with loads of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This former home of the Bowes Lyon Family... the Queen Mothers family, is a 15 min drive or 2 min bus ride from Newcastle. it has been turned into a family day out with loads of great things to do and see, from the haunted ruins, to the Orangerey, which you can stay overnight in. there is good food, a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place lovely walks with fantastic scenery, beautiful Chapel and lovely tea rooms. Great at xmas time when farmers markets on lovely food and gifts.

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Thank neesyden
Northumberland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Autumn colours were stunning and although it was Halloween weekend, and the main entrance and tearoom area was absolutely packed with people, once we walked further afield the paths were deserted. The mine site was interesting and although I've been many times to Gibside, I hadn't actually been to the mine. The place has the ability to absorb a... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a gorgeous, sunny, autumnal walk in the extensive grounds of Gibside. Who knew you could complete a 5 mile walk and remain within the grounds? We didn't! We followed the green nature trail and thoroughly enjoyed the walk. We also enjoyed a coffee outside at the cafe. However, at a price of £23 ish (with gift aid added) it... More 

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Thank saddwd
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Gibside...A great mild morning for walking with beautiful Autumnal colour's and spectacular views. Slightly disappointed this time with the cafe. We stopped for 2 lattes a bacon and a sausage bun. The buns where extremely dry ( no butter) and the one I had was basically a rasher of dry bacon in the middle... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Visited here for a walk during half term in October and we were hoping to find a fungi trail. Not one person at any reception desk could help us say where any fungi might be. This week is all about Halloween. What a pity that the NT seems to have lost its way with nature and now has focused on... More 

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Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The property is noted for its walks rather than its buildings, the main house is a ruin and there are no plans to restore it. There are numerous walks with varying degrees of difficulty and the now obligatory children's play areas. There is a tea shop and other outlets on site.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Visit here regularly with our twin niece and nephew. Both at 4 find it exciting to look for mushrooms, build dens, milk the life size model cow or play at the renovated Stawberry Castle.

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Thank pigbun
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful 18th century gardens, lots of walks, statues, orangery, pond....sadly the house is in ruins but still hauntingly beautiful, haven for dogs, shop, cafe etc, well worth a visit.

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Thank Julie M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Took grandson for a visit, he enjoyed the Children's play park and the walk along the beautiful tree lined avenue.The food in the cafe was OK however we were disappointed that bacon or sausage sandwiches were not supplied after noon!Nice fresh food shops where we purchased freshly made bread and freshly made sausages- both tasted delicious.

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