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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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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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from the moment we were welcomed by the lovely lady on the gate (terry) to the moment we left at dusk we had a wondderful time ! we spent a couple of hours wondering around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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John O'Groats, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

from the moment we were welcomed by the lovely lady on the gate (terry) to the moment we left at dusk we had a wondderful time ! we spent a couple of hours wondering around the beautiful well kept gardens , followed by a spot of lunch served by very friendly professional staff in the café . will definitely visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming here a couple of times a year whether its with family or friends, it has always been a pleasant experience. The gardens and the house are great to stroll in to kill time and also love to attend any events they hold. Beautiful place and will certainly visit again even though i know the place like the back of... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi AmyCh9, Thanks for your rating and review. Wondeful to hear that you are are regular visitor to Newstead and enjoy all it has to offer. Keep coming back and enjoying this hidden treasure of Nottinghamshire. Regards... More 

Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good points The abbey and grounds are beautiful although some (the lake) is neglected and some is off limits for works etc. Bad points £6 for parking is robbery Extra charges to enter the house Cafe is very overpriced trying to be something it is not. Over £20 for a scone,soup, a coke a hot chocolate and a tea. Not... More 

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Thank Matt R
NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Dear Matt R, Thanks for your rating and review. Glad to hear you thought the Abbey is a wonderful place to visit. Most of our visitors think £6.00 is great value for a family to park their car and visit the formal gardens and Park, many Stately homes make much more expensive charges to enter the gardens alone. Hopefully you... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The abbey was seized by Henry VIII and became private property in the 16th century after which its main claim to fame was its inheritance by Lord George Byron the great Romantic poet in early 19th Century. The gardens and Lake are varied, intersting and populated by a variety of wildlife. The house has beautiful rooms from its many additions... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thanks for your rating and excellent review of the Abbey. If it weren't for George Gordon Byron inheriting the Abbey and the making it famous, no doubt the Abbey would not have been as excellently preserved as it has been. We hope that you come and viist us again soon. Regards.... More 

Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Newstead Abbey Saturday 16th January. What a lovely place and excellently maintained, I loved the gardens and will defiantly visit in the summer to see them in full flower. Seen plenty of peacocks around the Abbey, was hoping to see and photograph the white peacock which we did spot but was in a private garden. We also met... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thanks for your rating and review. It sounds like you had a great day out at the Abbey and that you met some of our feathered friends. Great that you had something lovely to eat in the Cafe and that it kept you going for the rest of the day. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't normally give bad reviews but just felt I had to after receiving such poor customer service in the cafe. I visited Newstead with my husband. After walking around the beautiful grounds we went for lunch in the cafe. We ordered drinks and soup. After waiting more than 30 minutes and watching people who arrived after us being served... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Dear Caroline C, Thankyou for yours and your husbands review. We would like to apologise for the lengthy delay in getting your food order to you. On the day you visited the food order printer in our kitchen failed and this meant the orders were not known about by the chef in the kitchen. As soon as this was realised,... More 

Nottingham
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 35 minutes for our soup! When it arrived we didn't even get any human interaction let alone an apology! They clearly forgot about us! Even when it did arrive my wife was offered her soup but mine was given to another customer! All this without a word from the waitress! A big thank you to the lady that kindly... More 

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Dear PeterCov, Thankyou for your rating and review. Sorry that you had such a long wait for you and your wife's food order. This was caused by the breakdown of a food order printer in the Kitchen which meant that your food order was not known about by the Chef. So you werent forgotten... Once this was realised food orders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much more than Lord Byron's old stomping ground, Newstead Abbey is a beautiful yet homely house with stunning views and friendly, informative staff, always ready to give you an interesting nugget of information about the house, its history , and former occupants.

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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Andy G, Thanks for your rating and review. We agree, Newstead has something for everyone, great park and gardens, a wondeful stately home to visit and nearly 850 years of History. We look forward to your return visit. regards. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Visit Newstead abbey several times a year especially at Christmas to see the wonderful Christmas decorations around the house. It looked beautiful, huge Christmas trees and all sorts of exceptional decorative exhibits adorned the place. A display of reindeer and sledge looked welcoming in front of the entrance to the house. There was a lovely craft fair in the... More 

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Thank Gunsanddroses
NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Gunsanddroses, Thankyou for your rating and review. We're delighted to hear that you are a regular supporter of the Abbey and that your visit to our Christmas event was a memorable one. Our Christmas weekends are one of the highlights of the year and the House does look wonderful when decorated. Thanks for the feedback about the Craft fair... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Beautiful place to spend the day, my little boy loved pottering around the gardens. Lovely coffee shop too.

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Thank mel G
NewsteadHost, Digital Media Officer at Newstead Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Mel. We're glad you had fun in the gardens and enjoyed the coffee shop! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. More 

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