National Trust Gibside
West Wood Yurts is a luxury yurt camping experience situated within a beautiful, secluded woodland glade of Cut Thorn Farm in a quiet corner of National Trust Gibside. Entry to the Gibside estate is included
in the booking price and our yurt camping guests can access National Trust Gibside throughout the duration of their stay, even after the doors close to the public!
National Trust Gibside is a stunning 18th Century landscape garden and haven for nature. 'Red Kite' birds
have recently been released in the area and have successfully established themselves. The estate was previously owned by the Bowes-Lyon family. It is most famous for its chapel. The main house of the estate is now just a shell, which at present visitors are not allowed to look around as it is unstable. While
there are no plans to restore the main house, the National Trust are working towards making the site stable so visitors will be able to walk among the ruins in future. Other points of interest on the Gibside estate include the shell of the Orangery, the restored Stables which house children's activities and
exhibitions, the Column of Liberty, the Georgian walled garden and the Banqueting House (owned by the Landmark Trust).
There are over 15 miles of footpaths from which you can explore the gardens, riverside and woodlands. Further, the estate houses a woodland playscape, low ropes challenge and new adventure play area to
entertain children. A range of events for all the family are put on every weekend all year round. If you fancy a relaxing Friday night you can enjoy a scenic walk through the grounds to attend Sun Down at Gibside, a family beer garden run every Friday 6pm-9pm.
For more information on National Trust Gibside check out their website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Gibside. Take a look at this map to see where West Wood Yurts is located at National Trust Gibside NT_Gibside_Map.