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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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I told my cousin I wanted to check out old historical places so he brought me to Newstead Abbey. And I was amazed with the cross section of history this pace had. And my best bit of astonishment was it was Lord Byron who had lived here! Note to self, do a little more research prior to finding these treasure... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is the home of the Bryon family which dates back to 12th century when it was an Augustinian priory. On arrival very impressed with the splendour of the buildings, well kept grounds and the friendly helpful staff. Had a prebooked group tour of the house.The two guides, Trish, and James held everyone's attention as they brought to life the... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited here for the first time despite living pretty close by and having driven by hundreds of times. Upon visiting it made me wonder why I'd never been here. Lovely looking place, upon parking there is already a beautiful landscape and building to see. The gardens were amazing and there are plenty of things to look at, gardens,... More

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Doncaster England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visited this beautiful house and gardens twice during the first week of August 2014. It saddens me to say that I haven't had the sense to visit earlier. To think that it is merely £3 per car to enter and £1 per person for an entire day is simply outstanding. Stunning vistas and grounds, simply perfect for a picnic... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is one of the most stunning locations in the Nottinghamshire area for a picnic day out. I took my wife here for the first time on Saturday and were lucky enough to get great weather. We had a look around everywhere from the mini waterfall, Japanese gardens, and decorative gardens. It takes a good few hours to explorer it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Lovely house (only open weekends), fascinating history and beautiful gardens. Shame about the mile long walk from Nottingham Road

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a amazing building so much history and the grounds are so beautiful and peaceful, lovely place for a picnic

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I am surprised at the good reviews - I must be missing something. I visited expecting to be in awe of the surroundings but was left decidedly underwhelmed. The Japanese gardens were not maintained and were overgrown. The most bizarre occurrence of the day was being surrounded by brides everywhere we turned. It is obviously a popular wedding venue but... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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