Gibside Country Estate
Gibside is a country estate, hosting a beautiful landscaped garden, owned by the National Trust and nestling in the beautiful Derwent Valley. The Derwent Valley can be found between Rowlands Gill and Burnopfield, in Tyne and Wear.
The National Trust acquired Gibside in 1965, it was previously owned by the Bowes-Lyon family. (The Queen Mother was the great great great grandaughter of Mary Bowes) The property is most famous for its chapel, and the stables, banqueting house and walled garden are also popular for tourists. In 1993, Gibside was extended when an additional 354 acres was acquired by the National Trust.
A rambling estate found on the edge of the City, you can delight in views of the wonderful Derwent Valley. Gibside, is an architectural delight: including the stable block which houses a learning and discovery centre, the walled garden, cafe and local farm shop with monthly farmers markets.
Gibside is also a haven for wildlife, and according to the national trust Red Kites can be seen circling frequently.
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