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Newstead Abbey

Address: Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8NA, England
Phone Number: 01623 455 900
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Ravenshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Originally built in 1170 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Originally built in 1170 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We love walking to Newstead Abbey whatever the season, but it would be appreciated if there was a mirror in the Ladies toilets outside. It's good to have a bit of a brush-up before we go into the cafe! Thankyou.

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Jon B, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Great to hear that you are enjoying your Newstead Walks all year round. You comments have been passed to the manager and we'll see if we can get someting put up. Some new walks around the estate will be opening soon too! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited recently on a family trip out for some fresh air following New Year. £6 car parking per car is ok when their is a few in the car ( which we had) but no so if your the only one ( as per our convoy). Having been a regular visitor to Newstead Abbey since childhood it is always a... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Have visited on several occasions and each time something new catches your attention. The gardens are beautiful even in winter set with the abbey and house as a backdrop. Perfect for a winter walk or a summer pinic.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Having been here as a child myself it was great to bring the family to see what a great place we have so close. The grounds and gardens are still a great place to walk around even at this time of year. Then inside the house it was nice to see they had even got Christmas tree up, some great... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We walked our dog around the grounds of Newstead Abbey and then had a delicious coffee and cake...the reward. The gardens are absolutely magnificent and so well cared for, I just could not stop smiling. Will be returning with a picnic so we can stay for the entire day by the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you're in the Nottingham/Mansfield area and looking for an attraction which combines lovely gardens and picturesque lakes to take chilled walks around so you can collect your thoughts, look no further than Newstead Abbey. Not far off M1 Junction 27, easy parking and relatively cheap admission. You're not missing that much if you decide to not pay for admission... More 

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Nottingham
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited Newstead Abbey last Sunday. Parking is £6 which we thought was a little expensive. It could be seen fair to have a parking meter so people can pay depending on their length of stay. The grounds itself are beautiful. Clean, tidy, and very well kept. We didn't pay to go into the house, but might do on our... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went to see the Christmas decorations and were not disappointed. One of the guides was absolutely right when she said that the place comes alive at Christmas. As you walked through the beautifully decorated rooms, you could hear a beautiful voice singing festive songs. We eventually came to the room with the 'voice' and stayed a while to join... More 

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited Newstead today for a Christmas special. It was a lovely experience and really put us in the festive mood. Each room was full of information on Byron and bedecked with Christmas trees and decorations - lots of inspiration for your own decorations at home. There was also a singer - Johnny Victory, who sang lots of festive songs and... More 

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Essex
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26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We spent the weekend in Derbyshire and this was one of the few places open in November and we were not disappointed. What a lovely place. Steeped in history - information and memorabilia about Lord Byron and further owners. Most interesting and loads to see. Didn't manage to make the most of the gardens as it was pouring with rain... More 

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