Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead: Hours, Address, Newstead Abbey Reviews: 4.5/5

Newstead Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Originally built in 1164 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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CdrMike
237 contributions
Well worth a visit!
Sep 2021
This is a beautiful location with lots of super walk, picnic places, footpaths and lakes & water ways. The buildings are beautiful too. The cafe is primitive but with excellent coffee and cakes. We
Written October 19, 2021
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GPTLebu
Droitwich, UK1,154 contributions
Lovely grounds
Aug 2021
We came with relatives who have been several times before Peaceful with well designed gardens pathways, lake and water falls. Had a quick snack too of scones and cream etc hot pork baguette, hot teas and flat whites etc. Pork baguette was average and had little stuffing and no apple sauce. Customer service though was very good with warm & friendly staff Overall experience very good
Written August 30, 2021
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NorthEastMe999
North Shields, UK606 contributions
Lovely walks!
Aug 2021 • Friends
There are some lovely walks around the grounds and gardens of this historic house. Good place for a picnic too. Kids will love the freedom to roam, and there's plenty to keep adults quietly interested too. And if you're a Byron fan, you'll love it!
Written August 30, 2021
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n55ffc
Radcliffe on Trent, UK807 contributions
A Beautiful Place to Visit.
Aug 2021 • Couples
We decided to park at the main gates and take the beautiful mile walk to the Abbey. Lots of woodland trails wind their way through the trees. The walk takes a steady twenty minutes and is well worth the effort if you are able. The abbey & grounds are lovely with well manicured gardens. The courtyard to the cafe is a little tired and could be made a lot better. Saying that the staff are lovely as is the coffee they serve at a reasonable price. The Japanese garden is beautiful with lots of paths to explore. Newstead Abbey is a little gem and a place we always enjoy visiting. Best in the week when it’s not so busy.
Written August 24, 2021
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whatlynseydid
Tamworth, UK356 contributions
Beautiful and Historical
Jul 2021
We've visited once before but the house wasn't open at that time due to maintenance/repairs. That didn't matter, the grounds are so beautiful that they enchanted us for a good couple of hours. The tea is good too :)
On this visit, we specifically went to have a look around the Abbey, and it didn't disappoint. The volunteers were all very friendly and knowledgeable, and if they didn't know an answer they'd find out.
We paid £10 pp for entry to the house. Parking and access to the beautiful grounds is currently £6 per car.
Written July 30, 2021
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Lee B
Manchester, UK142 contributions
Fun at Newstead
Jul 2021
We visited in July as a day out on our holiday.
This is a really beautiful place, steeped in history.
The grounds are visually stunning and loads of little secret gardens and walled outdoor spaces.
There is a little play area for children and we enjoyed some time there.
We also had a little splash in the river near the waterfall. The water is really shallow and the children loved splashing around on a hot day.
The café was really lovely and the ice cream was gorgeous.
I will be returning as I felt I didn't explore half as much as we could have.
Well worth a visit.
Written July 30, 2021
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John L
Matlock Bath, UK102 contributions
Fascinating and a beautiful historic location
Jul 2021 • Couples
Had a wonderful visit, historically important and for all lovers of Lord Byrons works and literature a must. Newstead always has a ghostly feel about it atmospheric and fascinating the grounds and the setting in the dukeries are beautiful I can't recommend enough, stayed over and ate nearby a wonderful couple of days will visit again. And have visited many times in the past as I was Butler to lord Savile once of nearby Rufford Abbey, made many visits here and to wellbeck and Rufford over the years a pleasure to be back again after so many years .
Written July 16, 2021
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Claire H
Macclesfield, UK55 contributions
Stunning and beautiful place
Jul 2021
Stunning japanese gardens, beautiful peaceful grounds and plenty of glorious peacocks.
Peaceful place with gardens, water features and Byron's oak
Written July 8, 2021
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Jess M
Hucknall, UK104 contributions
Beautiful grounds and building
Jun 2021
Right on my doorstop, we often go to Newstead Abbey - running or walking - it is a beautiful part of the world. Highly recommend the gardens for an exploration, they are truly beautiful and so well managed. The house is also well worth a visit. The last time we did this (February 2020) the volunteers were just absolutely amazing - sharing knowledge, stories, answering questions. I personally could have spent all day listening and learning :-) It's an amazing bit of history - ask about the ghosts :-)

The little coffee shop is great for snacks too - picking up a coffee and a local sausage roll, just really lovely.
Written June 28, 2021
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Norman W
Peebles, UK260 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Jun 2021 • Couples
Visited Newstead Abbey on a glorious warm day. We paid the entrance fee at the gate and told the fee included the House and Grounds. We drove to the parking area then a short walk to the Abbey only to find the Shop open and the house only opened at weekends. If we had known this at the gate we may not have visited.
However the walk around the wonderfully kept gardens was beautiful.

Note to Nottingham Council make it known to the public at the Gate the days the house is closed
Written June 19, 2021
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