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Newstead Abbey

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Address: Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1623 455900
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Description: Originally built in 1164 as an Augustinian priory, this became the...
Originally built in 1164 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron.
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You can rely on having a good day out when you come here

Me and my wife alongside guests of visiting family and friends have been to Newstead Abbey a good couple of times now and we have never been disappointed. If you bring your own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife alongside guests of visiting family and friends have been to Newstead Abbey a good couple of times now and we have never been disappointed. If you bring your own picnic, snacks and things to keep you comfortable/ entertained (I.e. deck chairs, outdoor games, a good book etc) and don't do any of the tours, you can... More 

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Doncaster England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I discovered this lovely place a year ago and have been 4 times since always taking new friends from abroad when they visit. all are so very impressed. the gardens are a credit to the vastly reduced workforce, they are completely overwhelmed but very friendly and full of information when asked. a lot of time and effort has gone in... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi sunseasandtequilla, Thanks for your rating and review, Great to hear you love your visits to the Abbey and that you're bring friends and family too. We think the entrance/parking charge is reasonable too. THe Chap at the Gate is Keith and he is a total credit to us. A happier, more friendly guy you won't meet, se we're glad... More 

Lincoln
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited here on a nice Saturday and therefore it was quite busy. Entrance is just £6- for the car - very reasonable. About a mile from the entrance to the grassland car park. There is a disabled car park nearer the House and cafe/toilets. Quite a decent cafe with tables out in the pleasant courtyard - the nearby toilets... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Andrew B, Thanks for your rating and review of the Abbey and Gardens. You have made a very reasoned critique of the Abbey and its situation in the current economic climate. We are owned by the City Council because the last owner Sir Julian Cahn gifted the Abbey to the Council to be preserved as a worldwide monument to... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful grounds lake and japenese garden, loved the Spanish garden, full of colour attracting bees and butterflies.Shame the house is not open in the week, Nice gift shop and tea rooms.Will visit again to go round the house.

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Greenoni, Thanks for your rating and review. Sounds like you had a great visit to the Gardens. The house is available for guided group tours of the House everyday (booked in advance), but hopefully you will be able to return at a weekend for a public day visit. It really is worth having a look around. We hope to... More 

Henley on Thames, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is particularly interesting due to its associations with the poet George Gordon Byron, whose family home it was. The house is surrounded by extensive parkland and formal gardens. Unfortunately, these gardens are in need of some care to return them to their original beauty. The house itself contains many striking rooms with fascinating contents, although not all the rooms... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Anthony L, Thanks for your rating and review of the House and Gardens. Improvements in the gardens are being made all the time, with just a tiny gardening team we have a lot of grounds to cover. A team of Volunteers are also helping to make the gardens grow, and they are looking great at the moment. The House... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful place to visit grounds and gardens lovely and gerally well kept. disappointed with chinese gardens not quite the same as i remember. due to maintenance problems the pond was dry. lovely for picnic would recommend. parking charges £6

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Trip Advisor Member, Thanks for your rating and review. THe Eagle pond that is currently empty due to the collapse of an ancient supply pipe is due to be up and running in the next couple of weeks or so. Hopefully it will be filling up by the next time you visit. Come along and bring a picnic and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Absolutely love the tour of Newstead Abbey. Lord Byron was indeed mad, bad and dangerous which made the history and stories of the Abbey even more fascinating. The tour lasted over an hour and every minute spent was absolutely well-spent. Shame I didn't have time to walk around the grounds - they looked lovely.

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi MWYChan, Thanks for your rating and review. We're glad to enjoyed your visit to the home of Poetry's Bad Boy Mr George Gordon Byron. The tours give a real insight into his time here at the Abbey and the things he got up to! Hopefully you will be able to come back on another visit and look around the... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

It is possible to visit the Abbey by walking from Papplewick taking a left turn just past Papplewick Hall and walking through fields and then woodland. You end up by the car park and the Abbey. We just walked around the beautiful grounds and lake and saw the waterfall that marks the start of the river Leen. There is a... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi chrisdsouth, Thanks for your rating and review. It sounds like you had a very pleasant walk around the estate. Please note that all walkers deviating from the Robin Hood way and entering the grounds of the Abbey, that there is a charge of £1.00 per walker, which visitors should pay in the Shop or Cafe. Only by charging such... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

what a lovely place to go, lots of things going on for all the family to get involved with and beautiful scenery

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Debbie E, Thanks for your rating and review. Sounds like you and the family had a lovely visit. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kind Regards. More 

Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Took a group of two dozen people to Newstead Abbey, and enjoyed a superb visit to this very interesting house. The guide (Trish) was excellent, and gave us a factual and entertaining tour, which lasted nearly an hour and a half. Not only is the house well worth a visit, but also the grounds are lovely to walk around. Afterwards... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi TerrySuttonColdfield, Thanks for your rating and review. We will pass on your thanks to everyone who made your coach visit a great one, especially Trish, your guide and also the catering staff who served your excellent cream tea. We hope that we will see you all again sometime. Kind Regards. More 

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Address: Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1623 455900
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Ravenshead

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