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Newstead Abbey

Address: Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8NA, England
Phone Number: 01623 455 900
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Originally built in 1170 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord...
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Originally built in 1170 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Incompetent staff, especially the managerial side has resulted in making a fine attraction utterly dismal and uninspiring for visitors. Don't expect a welcome smile from the staff behind the counter in the entrance hall because you won't get one. The house even smells mouldy and run down and when I asked to speak to the conservator of collections I was... More 

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

Dear Poly, So sorry to hear that you have had a disappointing visit to the Abbey. If you'd like to discuss your comments with the Manager they would be happy to. Due to the nature of the building, our Cafe is in a space regulated by the room available to locate it, but all the food is prepared freshly by... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Newstead abbey is a truly stunning place. The grounds are fantastic and the house is just as magical. We are never disappointed with a visit to Newstead and always look forward to the next time.

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

Hi Emma, Great to hear you're enjoying your visits to Newstead. We have some new walks open, so we hope you will enjoy those too. See you soon! More 

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited in January, so the gardens weren't as beautiful and colourful as I imagine they will be in summer. Beautiful setting to walk around, also visited the house. £6 entry for a car is good if you're taking a car full! Well worth a visit. Will be going back in the summer

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. There's always something to see in the Gardens throughout the seasons and soon we'll be having some longer walks to enjoy too. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We love walking to Newstead Abbey whatever the season, but it would be appreciated if there was a mirror in the Ladies toilets outside. It's good to have a bit of a brush-up before we go into the cafe! Thankyou.

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

Great to hear that you are enjoying your Newstead Walks all year round. You comments have been passed to the manager and we'll see if we can get someting put up. Some new walks around the estate will be opening soon too! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited recently on a family trip out for some fresh air following New Year. £6 car parking per car is ok when their is a few in the car ( which we had) but no so if your the only one ( as per our convoy). Having been a regular visitor to Newstead Abbey since childhood it is always a... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Have visited on several occasions and each time something new catches your attention. The gardens are beautiful even in winter set with the abbey and house as a backdrop. Perfect for a winter walk or a summer pinic.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Having been here as a child myself it was great to bring the family to see what a great place we have so close. The grounds and gardens are still a great place to walk around even at this time of year. Then inside the house it was nice to see they had even got Christmas tree up, some great... More 

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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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25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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