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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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

What a stunning building when one first approaches. It was great day at Newstead Abbey despite the heavy rain. The artefacts were most interesting and links to Byron abound. Our added pleasure was witnessing a wedding from the sideline as one had been book for the Great Hall. Due to this we were unable to see the Hall however we... More

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Nottingham, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

As a family we love coming to the Abbey and setting out a picnic, having a walk, enjoying the scenery and childrens park.....oh and the peacocks. I've been visiting this place since I was a child and have fond memories of catching sticklebacks in the river, sadly now it's rather overgrown and hard to get to. This doesn't phase us... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

These gardens are a delight and I feel well worth the entrance charge. Spacious, varied and full of lovely surprises - lots of lavender and buddleia, butterflies and bees. Places to relax, places to walk and views to enjoy. A good cafe with tempting menu and plenty of seating, some outside. Clean toilets and a well-stocked shop. Would definitely visit... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

When we went in May there was no admission charge (normally there is a small charge which includes parking and access). Beautiful grounds with a large lake, a great place to stroll and relax. Good cafes as well.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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