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Gibside - Dog Friendly Visit

Gibside is one of our favourite local National Trust sites and it's very dog-friendly. It's a three paw print rated National trust site.



They have everything covered when it comes to your dog-friendly day out; from water bowls scattered throughout the estate, to spare leads, spare dog poop bags and bins to dispose of said poop.


Gibside is of a few surviving 18th-century designed landscapes and was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and ‘wow’ moments. The estate, commissioned by coal baron George Bowes, offers a glimpse into the past and the compelling story of heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes.


With 15 miles of pretty-as-a-picture paths to explore, trees to sniff and acres of space for pooches and their humans to stretch their legs, there’s no better place to spend those sunny days in the North East.


There are a multitude of routes to take round the site, all which lead back the the main area, where you can enjoy a treat or two in the Carriages House coffee shop at the stables during which your pampered pooch can. be tucking into some snacks and having a drink.


National Trust operate a canine code and Pawprint rating system for every site (with three paw prints being the best) which I would recommend reading online before visiting with your dog. It's worth reading again even if you're a regular visitor as sometimes the info can change.


National Trust members get in for free. However, for everyone else, it costs per entree:


Ticket Prices:

Adult £14

Children £7


Their opening hours are seasonal. In the Aumtum/Winter, the site is open from 10am-4pm with the chapel remaining closed from mid October untill Spring. In the Spring/Summer, it stays open later from 10am-6pm. Parking at the site is included in the ticket cost. The kiosk opens weekends and school holidays. Carriage House coffee shop opens every day.


The Postcode for Sat Nav is: NE16 6BG


Thanks for reading

Sarah & Chester


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