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Gibside Stables

Gibside Stables Learning and Discovery Centre is situated in the heart of the National Trust’s Gibside estate on the outskirts of Gateshead.  The bunkhouse style residential centre is available for groups wishing to book a unique and private space for one night or more.  


The Stables is a 250 year old building that has recently been refurbished offering shared dormitory style heated accommodation, with separate leaders rooms, activity room, self catering kitchen (or additional full catering options), separate bathrooms and has disabled access (lift).


Guests can stay in the Centre and explore Gibside’s 600acre landscape forest garden with majestic woodlands, parkland and riverside and discover a variety of historic buildings and ruins.  The estate is being restored to its 18th Century glory when it was home to the Bowes-Lyon family. They can also use the Stables as a base to explore the rest of the region as Gibside is situated in close proximity and within easy access of many of our other local and regional visitor attractions (such as Baltic, The Sage, the historic city of Durham, the Northumberland Coastline & Beamish Museum)


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Gibside Stables Learning & Discovery Centre


National Trust


Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE16 6BG

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01207 541200


Two dormitory style rooms with bunkbeds

Two separate leaders rooms with bunkbeds

Two bathrooms

Separate leaders & disabled bathroom

Access for people with disabilities

Kitchen (self catering)

Activity room


Free access to the National Trust’s Gibside estate




Groups Welcome

Pillows, single duvets & mattress cover provided

Guests must bring sleeping bag or single duvet cover, fitted or flat sheet & pillow case


Maximum occupancy: 37



Prices start from £12.50 (excl vat) per person (min. of 15 people per group or price equivalent).  Additional costs for catering  and activities apply.

This beautiful rural retreat lies on the urban fringe of Gateshead in the lower Derwent valley, along which the national cycle route, the C2C and is within 6 miles of Newcastle city centre.  It is also accessible by public transport.


At an extra cost, Gibside also offers a wide range of exciting activities that can be combined to create a personalised itinerary for each visiting group, including orienteering, wildlife discovery & forest school/bushcraft style activities.

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The National Trust's Gibside Estate.


Beamish Museum


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Northumberland Coastline


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Lower Derwent Valley