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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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We went primarily for the food and drink festival. It was £8 for a ticket which included access to the abbey and the grounds. I agree with the other person below...the food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We went primarily for the food and drink festival. It was £8 for a ticket which included access to the abbey and the grounds. I agree with the other person below...the food and drink festival was rubbish, we had covered all of the stalls within 10 minutes! But the festival had nothing to do with the abbey , so why... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

While visiting a food Fayre our ticket allowed us entrance to the abbey. It had many interesting displays and rooms to view. The staff were very knowledgable and happy to chat. A lovely shop to browse in and a super cafe. The grounds were beautiful to explore and a great kids play area. Well worth a visit.

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

Hi Julie B, Thanks for your rating and review. It sounds like you had a good time at the Food Fair, the first time we've hosted this event. Glad you enjoyed the entry into the House too and for many people this was their first visit inside, so hopefully we can tempt you back again soon. Kind Regards... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

At least Dick Turpin wore a mask! Nottingham City Council, how could you justify charging 8 pounds each for the Food and Drink festival A few tacky stalls, a tent with a few has been chefs, and extortionate prices for a thimble full of warm wine, or beer! Newstead Abbey is one of my favourite places EVER, but come on... More 

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

Hi Nibbarb10, Thanks for your rating and review. Sorry that you did not enjoy your time at the Food Fair. The entry ticket included parking and entrance to the House (worth at least £13.00) so we think the ticket price was excellent value. It was run by an external company and we had no input into the Chefs or stall... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place is literally a mile from my doorstep so I visit here regularly (at least 6 times a year). It is absolutely beautiful, especially in good weather. The gardens look stunning in the summer but it's still a lovely place to visit in the colder months. The cafe is a bit limited with choice but it does serve good... More 

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

Hi Wendy904, Thanks for your rating and review. I hope you are taking advantage of a season ticket. For anyone who visits more than 6 times a year, its worth your while to buy one and get even greater value entry through the year. Hopefully we'll have more summer days, to while away in the gardens with a picnic. Kind... More 

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We haven't been in the house but we have visited here a couple of times to explore the grounds, see the peacocks, have tea, coffee and cake at the Cafe, and just relax in the grounds. A nice way to spend the afternoon. This time we enjoyed the little children's play area in the gardens, going inside the waterfall and... More 

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

Hi Nicola K, THanks for your rating and review. It sounds like the whole of your family are enjoying the gardens here at the Abbey, hopefully we can tempt you inside the House sometime, it has wonderful rooms to see. We do open days sometimes when entry is free, so look at our website for details. See you soon.... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As you round the paths bend from the car park you are surprised by the awesome beauty of the abbey and its lake. Inside the surprises continue as the history of the house and the Byron family unravel as you travel the many rooms viewing art and artefacts from a bygone age of wealth and scandal. It is a day... More 

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

Hi GD-JB, Thanks for your rating and review. Youve given a wonderful account of the Abbey and the people who are passionate about it and want to share it with our visitors. I hope you will visit again. Kind Regards, More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Most surprising is that this amazing estate is not a jewel in the National Trust or the ubiquitous English Heritage crowns but rather owned and run by the Nottingham City Council. For a council to have held onto such a culturally significant property and managing to keep it in good condition and open for to the public shows some remarkable... More 

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

Hi Christopher K, Thanks for your rating and review. You have given a really balanced view of the Abbey. We're constantly improving the Gardens, and with the help of our Volunteers we're getting there. The Abbey was given to Nottingham Corporation in the 1930s as a world tribute to the Poet and hopefully he would be happy with how we've... More 

Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I think the people of Nottingham must have been keeping this place secret for themselves! A lot of attractions in the East Midlands seem to feature prominentley in local and national advertising but this place is surprisingly overlooked. Although the House is only open at weekends, the Gardens are open 7 days and are 'free' if you don't count the... More 

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

Hi RobAshbydelaZouch, Thanks for your rating and review. Although we'd love to keep the Abbey to ourselves, we are attracting more and more visitors each year and are eager to show them the hidden gem of Nottinghamshire. The House is a fitting tribute to Byron and the Gardens are great to explore, adult and child alike. I hope we can... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The house is well worth a visit in its own right, even if you’re not a Byron admirer. From the outside it appears vast and the front is imposing. Actually, it consists of a very large carré and the inner and outer walls are, in the east wing for instance, just the width of a rather large living room apart.... More 

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

Hi Pieter D, Thanks for your rating and review. The Abbey is always full of surprises, though it has some grand rooms, some of the living spaces are much more on a human scale and you can imagine living here yourself. Souns liek you had a good explore and had a good time. Kind Regards, More 

London, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The gardens are accessible for £6 per car plus the house for £5-£8 pp. if you've never been its worth a look. Not a twee national trust type of place but more of a 'local' feeling! Enjoyed the house and the local art installations themed around textiles.

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

Hi Bill W, Thanks for your rating and review. Sounds like you had a good visit to the House and enjoyed our contemporary textile exhibition. We're aiming to host more exhibitons in the future too. Compared with many other local properties, we believe we are a good value option for families, as you dont have to pay individually for the... More 

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