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Visit Gibside car-free
It’s easy to reach Gibside car-free. There are frequent buses from Newcastle (30 mins) or Gateshead (15 mins), direct from the city centre to the country. It’s then a 15-minute stroll to Gibside.
There are direct trains to Newcastle from Durham (15 mins), Sunderland (20 mins), Darlington (30 mins), and York (50 mins).
Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.
Enjoy 10% off food & drinks in the café, when you show a valid bus or train ticket/pass or cycle helmet.
Choose the cheapest transport ticket for you from: Network One or Nexus (all transport), Go North East (bus), or Northern (train deals, such as GroupSave) . For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.
You could also hire a bike from Bikes On The Tyne on Newcastle quayside (right by the famous winking swing bridge) – it’s about an hour’s cycle (10 miles) on mostly traffic-free routes to Gibside, along the Tyne and the scenic River Derwent path.
The Derwent Valley Walk passes through Rowlands Gill village.
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On the edge of Newcastle, this Georgian landscape delivers ‘wow’ moments. Walking trails stretch over 717 acres/290 hectares of garden, featuring man-made terraces, spectacular vista views and original 18th century architecture. Towering above, the Column to Liberty offers a glimpse into the stormy history of keen botanist Mary Eleanor Bowes. Wildlife and horticulture-rich, Gibside is home to roe deer, red kites, amphibian-filled ponds and a fruitful Walled Garden.
Gibside is a favourite with local visitors and is dog friendly, with lead-safe walks and a shower to rinse muddy paws. Families enjoy outdoor play at Strawberry Castle play area, den building area and low ropes challenge. There are seasonal events for all ages and for those looking to unwind, the café and second-hand bookshop is the perfect cosy place to curl up.
For any queries about visiting contact Gibside on 01207541820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG. Visit Website