July 2024
July 2024

Local Area & Site History

Lambton Park has hosted many a event. One of the most memorable dates to the 1970s when the estate was a wild wildlife safari park.

Spread over 200 acres, the lions were the park’s main attraction, but there were also zebras and giraffes, mostly supplied by Jimmy Chipperfield of the famous circus family. Asian elephants, camels, bears, ostriches and baboons were some of the other Lambton regulars. The park was also home to the world’s second largest land mammal, the white rhino.

Lambton Park still offers some of the most beautiful landscape in the country, right on our doorstep, and the Estate is home to numerous grand buildings.

The Park is the perfect mix of woodland walks, quiet roads and rolling fields, with a stunning backdrop of the Lambton Castle, which dates back to the 1820s.

“Lambton Estate is delighted to be working with the organisers of the Lindisfarne Festival to host a new family friendly music festival in the grounds of the Estate. The event will take place in summer 2022 and will be a new venture for both parties. The Estate very much looks forward to developing the event and welcoming people to the Estate in order to share in and enjoy the historic landscape.

Local Walks

There are some ideal family walks which can all be accessed from the site including a 3.2km Ridge Walk with panoramic views across to Lambton Castle and Shepherd’s Ghyll, a 2.1km route which passes through woodland and open parkland, to the banks of the Wear;

Download walks here

These downloads will be available in the weeks leading up to the festival and you can take a wonder of site at your leisure to take in the local beauty.

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