Gibside - National Trust

Gibside - National Trust
nr Rowlands Gill
Burnopfield
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE16 6BG
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside

E-mail

gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01207 541820

Fax

01207 541213

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A chapel with a large portico
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An 18th century landscape 'forest' garden once home to the Bowes-Lyons family. Now, owned and managed by the National Trust, Gibside is a magnificent 600 acre estate for you to venture, exploring our woodlands, riverside and parkland to discover some of our rare and beautiful wildlife. Learn our history as you wander around the estate visiting our historic Palladian chapel, Column to Liberty, productive Walled Garden and majestic ruins of the Hall and Green House.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Landscape garden, walks and stables
1 Jan--28 Feb 10--4 Mon - Sun
1 Mar--31 Oct 10--6 Mon - Sun
1 Nov--31 Dec 10--4 Mon - Sun

Chapel
2 Jan--27 Feb 10--4 Sat & Sun
1 Mar--31 Oct 10--6 Mon - Sun
5 Nov--31 Dec 10--4 Sat & Sun

Café, gift shop and farm shop
2 Jan--28 Feb 10--4 Mon - Sun
1 Mar--31 Oct 10--5 Mon - Sun
1 Nov--31 Dec 10--4 Mon - Sun

Estate closed 24 and 25 December. Gibside Larder and gift shop open 11 Monday to Friday.

Admission charges

Admission prices:
adult £6.50, child £4 plus family and membership options

Getting there

By Road: Approx. 2 miles south of MetroCentre (A1) along the A694, on the outskirts of Gateshead. Sign posted along the route.

By Train & public transport: Nearest train station at MetroCentre plus public transport links from MetroCentre and Newcastle city centre.

By cycle: within 500m of the C2C (coast 2 coast) route, as it passes through Rowlands Gill, near Gateshead

Additional info

Come and stay in our Stables, recently refurbished as our Learning & Discovery Centre. Ideal for groups to take part in our education activities, or as a base to explore the area or region.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bat

Bat Watch

  • 30 August 2014 8-10:30pm

Explore Gibside, home to 8 of the UK's 18 native bat species, as the sun goes down and meet some of its nocturnal residents.

The evening will begin with hot drinks and homemade cake in the café where our Head Ranger and local bat expert will talk about the bats, their habitat and what we're doing to protect them. Then head into the ground, armed with bat detectors, to enjoy a close encounter with Gibside's nocturnal wildlife.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 per person. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Gibside House

Great Gibside Hike

  • 3 August 2014 11am-3pm

Bring a picnic and put your walking boots on for a 7 mile guided hike around Gibside's woods, farm and gardens. Tread the lesser warn paths to discover some hidden gems and secret views including the Bath House, Skyline Walk and Snipes Dene mine shafts.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £7.20, Child: £3.70 (whole property).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Archery

Bows at Gibside

  • 31 August 2014 11am-3pm

See the historic sport of longbow archery, popular with the Georgian elite, brought to life as the Gibside Bows Longbow Archery Club holds a shoot in front of Gibside Hall. Test out your own archery skills with drop-in have-a-go archery for kids and grown-ups. A great opportunity to try out a new sport with a fascinating history.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

butterflies on flowers

Butterflies and Dragonflies Ramble with a Ranger

  • 24 July 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Join a Gibside Ranger on a Ramble round Gibside's gardens, ponds and woods in search of colourful and exotic looking butterflies and dragonflies. Use butterfly nets and magnifying glasses to get a close up look at our darters, hawkers and skimmers!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Potatoes

Garden Gossip - Early Harvest

  • 7 August 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 9 August 2014 2-3:30pm

Share any questions or gardening dilemmas and pick up seasonal tips from the experts. Perfect for keen gardeners or complete novices. In August we'll be picking cabbage, potatoes, peas and broad beans ready to use in the Potting Shed Café as well as smartening up our summer borders.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Orange tree

Fruit Tree Training Workshop

  • 17 August 2014 11am-3pm

Join Gibside's Head Gardener and develop new, or practise your existing, fruit tree training skills with expert advice as you lend a hand restoring the fruit borders in Gibside's ever changing Walled Garden. Ideal for seasoned gardeners or beginners interested in trying something new. Includes a seasonal lunch.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£20.00 per person. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of flying bat

Bat Watch

  • 30 August 2014 8-10:30pm

The evening will begin with hot drinks and homemade cake in the café where our Head Ranger and local bat expert will talk about the bats, their habitat and what we're doing to protect them. Then head into the ground, armed with bat detectors, to enjoy a close encounter with Gibside's nocturnal wildlife.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 per person. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Visiting the Chapel

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-gibside.htm

This cross-curricular visit aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 students involves recognising Christian symbols and their meanings, and exploring shapes and materials in the building.

How to obtain

Call 01207 541820 or email gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

Getting there

By Road: Approx. 2 miles south of MetroCentre (A1) along the A694, on the outskirts of Gateshead. Sign posted along the route.

By Train & public transport: Nearest train station at MetroCentre plus public transport links from MetroCentre and Newcastle city centre.

By cycle: within 500m of the C2C (coast 2 coast) route, as it passes through Rowlands Gill, near Gateshead

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