GREEN-SPACES GUIDE to the North East of England- SAMPLE;

Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield,
Newcastle NE16 6BGE
Tel: 01207 541 820

Famous Eighteenth Century landscape of the now ruined Gibside Hall.

This landscape was all about sweeping away little flower beds and bringing in the wider landscape with avenues and vistas and green in all its hues. The main feature is the wide tree lined grassy avenue that races up from the chapel through the park, stopping abruptly before you get to the impressive Column of Liberty at the far end. To reach this, you have to set off through the woods.

Guided walks and trails lead you around the site, through woods and along the river, with other landmarks on the way. Most of the buildings are ruined, but nonetheless interesting.

At the Hall, burnt down and now irreparable you can day-dream its past glories, as at the Orangery.

Gardening on a more domestic scale happens within the walled garden with vegetables and fruit grown for sale in the farm shop.

Reasonable disabled access.
Adult £5.40, Child £3.15. NT members free.
Dogs on leads.
Off B6314 between Rowlands Gill & Burnopfield, 6miles south-west of Gateshead. Bus + 1/2 mile.
Open: Daily 10am-6pm (4pm Nov - Easter).

These photos are not all to be found in the guide. Photos in the book are b/w