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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: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
Owner description: Originally built in 1170 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron.

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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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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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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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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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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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alfreton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Absolutely love this place, perfect for walks and family days out. Been visiting newstead abbey since i was a child and still i never get bored of going there. I would highly recommend newstead to the young and old.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Easily accessible, perfect for popping in for a coffee and a bite to eat. Clean and comfortable. Supply highchairs for babies, which are clean. A very nice place to visit. Lovely to see the peacocks strutting around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Newstead is an ideal place for a family day out especially during the week in good weather as the gardens are quiet. There are large lawns and the formal areas of the garden the rose garden and eagle pond are all family friendly with regards to large paths and access ,lots of spots for picnics - bring a blanket for... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A fascinating variety of different 'feature' gardens developed over many years by the successive owners of the Abbey and covering quite a large area, mainly easily accessible although some sections are apparently only accessible by steps. Make sure that you ask for the leaflet covering a 'tour of the garden', which includes a plan and will help to navigate your... More 

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