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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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Pay twice to enter the Abbey

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Surrey
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39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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great yarmouth
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43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Cardiff
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80 helpful votes 80 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I love this place so much I got married here last April (14). I love the building knowing that I have walked through a place that was home to Lord Byron. You can visit the inside of the Abbey and see how they lived. The view of the lake from the house stunning! The beautiful gardens, the Peacocks, the ducks,... More 

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

Hi Dynamic D, Thanks for your rating and review. We hope you are enjoying married life and have many happy memories of your special day here. Come back often and let Byron's Newstead keep the romance in your life. Kind Regards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Maybe off the beaten track, but an amazing experience. Now owned by Nottingham, it was once an Augustinian priory until Henry VIII sold it for £810. Its most famous owner was poet and adventurer Lord Byron, and many if his ‘relics’ possessions are held at Newstead. There is a poignant memorial to his dog Boatswain in the garden, with a... More 

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

Hi Rob, Thanks for your rating and review. Wonderful to hear that you had a great visit with us and it sounds like you absorbed loads of information about our history and intrigue. I hope we can welcome you back for another visit soon.... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited on Easter Monday on a lovely sunny day. For £6 for a car the value is truly amazing for such a beautiful attraction. There is plenty of space for picnics and for the kids to play. The gardens are a joy to walk around and the chicken wire gardeners are well worth seeing. There are so many places... More 

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

Hi Alan R, Thank you for your rating and detailed review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit here and it sounds like you'll be coming through the changing seasons to see how the gardens change and flourish. Sorry you had a short wait in the Cafe, but at peak times and Bank Holidays it can be very... More 

Menstrie, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One time monastery and then home of Lord Byron, this Abbey is steeped in history and haunting tales of ghosts wandering the gardens and lingering by the stairs. Supernatural aside, this Abbey is se on large grounds with various styles of gardens such as an American Garden, Pond Gardens, Walled Gardens, Japanese Garden, Spanish Garden. The gardens still have the... More 

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

Hi Lou, Thanks for your rating an glowing review of Newstead. We're delighted to hear that you enjoy your visits here and that both you and the children are finding enough to keep you entertained and that the Peacocks are behaving! We look forward to seeing you again... More 

Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have been coming to the area for many years and only came across Newstead Abbey yesterday. It's a beautiful place to explore and great for all the family. £6 per car is very reasonable, the cafe was perfect and although busy we got our lunch with ease. We shall return.

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

Hi Karin Thanks for your rating and review. We're glad you've found us! We hope you continue to enjoy your visits here and spread the word about us! Kind Regards.... More 

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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One can hardly imagine a better location for a writer to gain inspiration than the Newstead Abbey. Whether it is the splendid gardens, majestic Byron's oak, the welcoming staff or history imprinted in every room, this place somewhat gave me an impression of pure England. One can stroll the hallways of a former Byron's residence, sit down and immerse into... More 

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

Hi Ondrej, Thanks for your rating and review. It certainly sounds like the Abbey has inspired you too, and that you could write some great poetry! We hope that you come back soon and can muse over Byrons family home again... Kind Regards..... More 

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