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This is probably one of my favourite places to visit. It has a magic all of its own. Remember going... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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We had a fantastic visit to Newstead enjoying both the ancestral home of Lord Byron and the... read more

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Originally built in 1164 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Newstead Abbey Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8GE, England
+44 1623 455900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pleasant gardens although very busy and noisy on Bank Holiday Monday. Previous visits outside of holidays more peaceful and relaxing. New more expensive season ticket price of £50 includes the house too, whereas previously I’ve had a gardens season ticket at more reasonable price....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Kleave
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is probably one of my favourite places to visit. It has a magic all of its own. Remember going at the age of nine for the first time and placing a postcard in the postbox on site and sending it home. The gardens are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic visit to Newstead enjoying both the ancestral home of Lord Byron and the extensive beautiful grounds. We paid the £10 entry fee and found there was so much to see inside the house. For any Byronites it is simply wonderful. Many...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank jennyjacksonuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were quite late so didn’t want to spend £10 to visit the house plus we’d been told there’s not much to see. Instead we wandered round the lovely gardens. My favourites were the Japanese garden and the walled gardens. Loved the peacocks too.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TheRelfster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abbey closed during the week so we walked round the garden. Really enjoyable. Even at this time of year plenty to see and enjoy. A place to visit if it is not raining. Friendly staff in the cafe, guess it would be crowded in season...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Jeff Y
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to see that you had an enjoyable walk around the gardens. The Abbey it self is open during the school holidays from 12 noon and last entry at 3 pm 7 days a week.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the afternoon tea event for Mother's Day on 30th March, which cost £15 per person, and included entrance to the abbey (usually £10). The food was delicious and was served in a beautiful location. We live locally and visit Newstead Abbey frequently, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Claire-d_H_22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited mid week for a walk. Abbey only open at weekends at the moment until the summer holidays. The cost for the Abbey is £10 each plus parking at £6 so if we had visited the Abbey, would have cost us £26. Beautiful gardens, short...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank littlesheDerby
Reviewed March 19, 2019

A great mix of architectural styles. A visit to the cloisters is 'a must'. A wander around the informal, warren of gardens is a treat. Tea room is very expensive, take your picnic and sit by the lake.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jm N
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Newstead was almost deserted and we spent a long time in the abbey. We learnt lots about the history of the house from tudor beginnings to the present from John, who was volunteering and had a vast knowledge of the house, it's owners and ghosts!...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank richardbA9110IW
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Visited Newstead Abbey grounds and gardens yesterday. Lots to see, including Japanese and formal gardens, as well as a lake and water features. I was very impressed with how well the gardens are kept and maintained. A credit to all who work on them.Would highly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Steve P
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Carole W
March 21, 2019|
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Response from bluetwo47 | Reviewed this property |
Dog friendly. When you walk into the gardens - dogs must be on a lead. In the grounds near the car park & cricket ground areas outside the gardens dogs can be off the lead. Cafe does not allow dogs inside.
Carole W
March 21, 2019|
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Response from Andy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and a wonderful place yo walk round. There are alot of birds so keeping you dog on a lead is a good idea.
Ron P
December 28, 2018|
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Response from G8253KLjaneb | Reviewed this property |
It’s their garden. So I suppose they can have what they want in their pond x