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Excellent place for walks

Gibside has some lovely walks which are suitable for a variety of abilities and ages. There is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
York, United Kingdom
Enjoyable autumnal walk

Finally made it to Gibside on a crisp autumnal day. I have a National Trust membership so entry was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Gibside | Burnopfield, Gateshead NE16 6BG, England
+44 1207 542255
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

We live locally to Gibside so visit often. It's a nice place for walks and the kiddies love Strawberry Castle play area. We've been a few times to the Friday/Saturday beer nights - they have the potential to be great with some work. Need better...More

4  Thank HNcc
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited the Beer Garden at Gibside for the first time this year with a group of friends on Friday, 19th June and must say we were very disappointed. In previous years we been regular visitors throughout the summer and were planning this summer to...More

6  Thank KimScott_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gibside has some lovely walks which are suitable for a variety of abilities and ages. There is a superb children's play area, plenty of seating, lovely cafes and a fabulous bakery making brilliant bread and pizza. Wonderful place to visit as a family, a couple...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally made it to Gibside on a crisp autumnal day. I have a National Trust membership so entry was free. It was fairly busy as it was half term holidays, but the estate is large enough to get away from the busy area near the...More

Thank Changnam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to visit in the area. We have a national trust pass so we visit fairly often and the kids play area is brilliant

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the beauty of Gibside in Autumn cannot be argued with it is the catering I have beef with. None of their Gluten Free food is labelled, anywhere. So you have to queue all the way along, ask, wait while they go and look or...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent visit. Beautiful weather well organised, lovely staff in all areas- very welcoming. Loads to do- great kids area nd cafes. Excellent location. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank 186478Marilyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just visited Gibside through the national trust beautiful grounds and plenty to see started by walking through the walled gardens free fruit to take if you wish then onto the Orangery which must have been very impressive in its hayday also the main house which...More

Thank julie1653217
Reviewed October 9, 2018

While the old hall is fenced off and crumbling apart thanks to its previous owners, the grounds offer many opportunities for walks, bird watching, play, etc. A walled garden is put to great use with "allotments" operated by various organisations; activities for children. All very...More

Thank John F
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a great place to visit and the walks around the estate are recommended, taking in the chapel, stables (now a tea room and exhibit centre), pond, monument, river, walled garden, etc. There's a decent tea shop too, with plenty outdoor seating. The car...More

Thank ant586
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Gibside hall is of the Jacobean period and is a crumbling shell. It's frontage is intact indicating the grand scale of the original hall. Unfortunately it is fenced off keeping visitors safe. The estate is worthy of a visit with many long walks and other...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Having lived in the area for over 60 years I have just visited here and was amazed at this hidden gem. Without going into detail, if you like historic buildings, open areas, walled gardens etc., then this is the place to visit. You can also...More

1  Thank barrelmakercooper
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September 16, 2017|
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Response from Bernadette H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes entrance to the estate is via a road and ramped access. Parts of the grounds/gardens are scooter friendly. Hope this helps.
September 16, 2017|
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Response from 123Tammy9 | Reviewed this property |
Partly you can definitely come along in a scooter, not everywhere accessible though
August 18, 2016|
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Response from blackwhite85 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs welcome in grounds on leads; assistance dogs only allowed inside chapel and cafe's. Dogs are allowed in the library at the stables, which can be used to eat your cream scone and tea if it's rainy!