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Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8NA, England
01623 455 900
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Ravenshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Originally built in 1170 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely day at Newstead. The Japanese gardens are really beautiful and the tour around the inside of the Abbey was such good value at £5.00 and a great opportunity to learn more about Bryon. A fab day and will certainly visit again.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We visited on a weekday hw hi meant the house was closed, but that was fine because we had mainly come for the gardens anyway. Being a local girl this has been a childhood haunt, I brought my boyfriend here to visit (now live in Cornwall). Still as beautiful as ever, full of charm and beauty and magic. The boyfriend... More

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was truly a marvelous insight into English history. Walking the grounds that inspired Lord Byron was such a wonder to behold! Every turn seem to be filled with treasures for the eyes and imagination. The structures, gardens, waterfalls, ponds - all so well maintained and manicured. I wish I'd have had more time to explore all its secrets. Admission... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Unfortunately, when we visited, the house wasn't open but we explored the huge gardens which were beautiful and well maintained. Gorgeous plants, lakes, ponds, trees, herb gardens, monuments - a lovely relaxing place to come and unwind and enjoy nature. The cafe was lovely, with peacocks and hens wandering around boldly, and wild rabbits hiding in the bushes!

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ruthin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We decided to drive over to Newstead Abbey yesterday for a visit. The house unfortunatly is closed during the week so if you want to look around it and the gardens you need to time your visit for the weekend. On Tuesdays only the gardens are open. It cost £6 to park the car, for two of us that meant... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

For an exclusive group tour book during the week - the price varies on the numbers attending but include parking, gardens and guided tour. The guides, ours were Jan and Diane, are so knowledgeable. Not only giving us wonderful anecdotes about Lord Byron, but about the ghosts and the monastery. We visited most of the rooms and the chapel and... More

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england
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I am amazed at all the good reviews about Newstead Abbey. When we arrived , a very friendly chap, forgot to inform us , the Abbey only opens at weekends, but ringing in our ears was have a lovely day and enjoy the gardens. Sadly the gardens looked really neglected. Few beds dug, prolific weeds everywhere and only one gardener... More

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Stockport
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Newstead abbey is a wonderful and interesting place to visit with the Lord Byron connection. The gardens are beautiful and the house is very good There is a cafe on site and a gift shop in the entrance to the house. In this day and age the costs are very reasonable

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The home of Lord Byron, in its hayday it must have been one of the best in Nottinghamshire now sadly the gardens are a little neglected but still worth a visit, the trees are very mature and many of them are rare, the lakes are all over the place a lot of thought went into them. Nice coffee shop with... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Newstead abbey is a wonderful place to visit. The gardens are beautiful and the house is amazing and so interesting. There is a lovely cafe on site and a lovely gift shop in the entrance to the house. It is £6 to park which gives entry into the grounds. £5 per adult and £1 for children if you want to... More

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