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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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best place ever

they have lots of things to do and see i went for my first time and thought i would be board its brilliant kids will love it . the only down fall is the house is only open on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

they have lots of things to do and see i went for my first time and thought i would be board its brilliant kids will love it . the only down fall is the house is only open on weekend .

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

Hi Chloe, Thanks for your rating and review. Its nice to hear that someone who thought the Abbey would be boring, turned out to like it so much. Hopefully if we can attract more visitors we can open the House more often, but if anyone wants to bring a private group we can open the House for them and give... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Where do I start? This place is the most amazing place ever! I lam lucky to live within walking distance of the Abbey,and visit most weeks with the dog. I am now a more mature lady, but as a child spent many happy days with extended family,picnicking,playing rounders,kite flying,and running around the Japenese gardens,over the stepping stones,and through the tunnel,... More 

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

Hi Nibbard 10, Thanks for your rating and review. It certainly sounds like you are a regular visitor to the Abbey and have been for a number of years now. I shall pass on your comments regarding a shelter to the Manager. Dogs are permitted in the Cafe courtyard and there is shelter under a few of our stone archways,... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
477 helpful votes 477 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited Newstead Abbey this week on a very wet day to have a walk around the gardens. Got to say this is a well worth visit if in the area. There is a charge of £6.00 per car however on the day we went there was no one there to pay... cheap day out for us! The gardens are... More 

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

Hi Stephen W, Thankyou for your rating and review, it sounds like you had a very pleasant visit. Hopefully we can tempt you back on another occasion, and the weather might be better for you. Kind Regards. More 

Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Newstead Abby is a pearl in the landscape around Nottingham. The house was once the residence of lord Byron. The park and the garden are wonderfull.

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

Hi Evert V, Thanks for your review and rating. I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come and see us again soon. Kind Regards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

such a beautiful place the gardens are amazing, however if you are planing a trip soon ring to check if there pools and ponds are back up and running. they are having some work done to them so all the pools are empty.

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

Hi Jagdeep b, Thanks for your rating and review. Im glad to hear you like the gardens. Hopefully we can get the Eagle pond filled back up soon, but unfortunately the ancient pipe that feeds it has collapsed and is a major undertaking to repair, as it passes through ancient burial grounds and close to the builiding. We're definitely working... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

New stead Abbey is probably the closest historic site to me so I've been here quite a few times. You really need to visit in the summer or spring when the gardens really come in to their own. It's a great place to relax on a lazy summer afternoon. Watch out for the geese! You should definitely explore the house... More 

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

Hi David R, Thanks for your review and rating. I'm glad to hear that you a regular visitor and enjoy the serenity of the Park and Gardens; it certainly inspired some of Byron's poetry..! I hope the geese are behaving too, they are real characters and everyone loves them here. See you soon. kind Regards, More 

Surrey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It is a shame that you are charged for parking as well as entering the Abbey. The grounds are extensive but somewhat neglected. A garden enthusiast would see plenty of room for improvement, This is a shame. The house is well worth the entrance fee with a history going back to Henry II.Wonderful cloisters and many artifacts, There are many... More 

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

Hi LizanneSurrey. Thanks for your rating and review. It sounds like you had a good explore of the House and found some of the real gems of our collection. It's so wonderful to have such person items of Byron's amongst our collection. We split the charge between the House and car parking entry to give the flexibility of just visiting... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Having lived in Nottingham for 18 years I have visited Newstead Abbey on a number of occasions as it has delightful grounds, gardens and superb counrtyside around. It really is a lovely place to visit. However yesterday I arrived with my girlfriend, daughter and little dog only to be told that there was a £6 charge for a car and... More 

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

Hi Simon w, Thanks for your rating and review. Sorry to hear of your disappointment that the Abbey makes a charge to enter it's grounds, but we are a private stately home and admission is payable. Without this precious income we could not afford for it to be open at all, or to maintain the 800 year old buildings and... More 

great yarmouth
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Has a lovely day at Newstead abbey on Saturday, not only going rounf thre grounds but attending the tourist exhibition. We then went on a guided tour of the house which was most interesting. The one thing I did not like was the Tristram Aver’s paintings, I felt they were not in keeping with the wonderful room they were in.

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

Hi Diddydi-do, Thanks for your rating and review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Abbey and Park. Thanks for the feedback on the temporary exhibiton too. Like many stately homes we're encourageing new and local artists to interpret the House in differnet ways, but we guess they won't always be to everyone's taste. We're developing a small... More 

Cardiff
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117 reviews 117 reviews
4 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Came here on a very cold and windy day at the end of March- it was even colder inside the Abbey than outside! Very interesting to learn more about the ubiquitous Lord Byron and his ancestors. As Mentioned above the Lincolnshire sausages in an organic stoneground baguette were superb, by any standard! Service was a bit slow but it was... More 

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

Hi CardiffZorro, Thanks for your rating and review. We love the sausage baguettes too! Our catering team chose from a wide selection of local butchers to get the right sausage for us. We hope you can come back and visit us in the warmer weather when the gardens will be blooming. Kind Regards... More 

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