Standing on the highest point of 18th-century landscaped gardens, this unusual building overlooks an ornate octagonal pool and the stunning Derwent Valley beyond.
The Banqueting House was designed by Daniel Garrett, a former assistant of Lord Burlington – the architect behind Chiswick House – and built around 1746. Dogs are welcome in the house, and the extensive grounds, managed by the National Trust, are yours to explore.
The Banqueting House
Gibside, near Newcastle upon Tyne