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Gibside Chapel, Orangery and stables

Gibside Chapel, Orangery and stables, Gibside, nr. Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Tyne and Wear NE16 6BG View on map

Palladian chapel, 1760-69 and completed 1812; designed by James Paine for George Bowes, MP and coal owner. Palladian style stables built 1746 by Daniel Garrett. The Orangery, built 1771-5, is one tall storey with seven bays. Situated south-west of Gibside Hall, overlooking the River Derwent.


Opening Arrangements

Open 363 days per year- closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (24th-25th December). Summer 10am-6pm April-October, Winter 10am-4pm November-March. Evenings 6pm-9pm Friday & Saturday nights all year.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £8.70
  • Child: £4.50
  • Other Charges: £22 Family. Groups (15+) £6.50 Adults, £3 Child. All admission prices include gift aid donation.


6 miles south west of Gateshead, 20 miles north west of Durham. Entrance on B6314 between Burnopfield and Rowlands Gill, from A1 take exit north of Metro Centre and follow brown signs. Rail: Blaydon (U) (4 miles), Newcastle-upon-Tyne (approx. 6 miles). Bus: Go North East 45, 46/A from Newcastle, 611-3, 621 from Metro Centre.

Parking Spaces


Full coach parking for 3 coaches.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes