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Despite living in the area for the last decade, today was the first time I actually visited... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Interesting place to visit

Lots to see for both grown ups and children. There is a large play/adventure area to keep the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda T
Durham, United Kingdom
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Gibside | Burnopfield, Gateshead NE16 6BG, England
+44 1207 542255
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Despite living in the area for the last decade, today was the first time I actually visited Gibside. I took advantage of the history tour lead by a lovely man named Angus. What a great story: All the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. Whether you’re...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NewcastleJulia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see for both grown ups and children. There is a large play/adventure area to keep the children entertained for an afternoon. Lots of places of interest and walks as well as a couple of lovely little cafes

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place with lovely walks for all ages and abilities. It's most definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been meaning to visit Gibside for some time, especially as it is a National Trust property, and I'm happy to state that the visit surpassed my expectations. It probably helped that it was a beautiful November day when the scale of the beautiful vistas...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KalamataOliver
Reviewed November 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Changnam
Reviewed October 23, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank peterwA743AD
Reviewed October 22, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julia W
Reviewed October 20, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 186478Marilyn
Reviewed October 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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!