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A great mix of architectural styles. A visit to the cloisters is 'a must'. A wander around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jm N
A surprisingly interesting place

Newstead was almost deserted and we spent a long time in the abbey. We learnt lots about the... read more

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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the house and went to the cafe. We absolutely loved it. The history of the house was interesting and made all the more so by the chats we had with the volunteers who are on hand. They seemed to enjoy answering any questions...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank fionaw439
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to have a walk around here last week because the weather was so beautiful for the end of February. I absolutely love Newstead Abbey, it’s so peaceful and the Japanese gardens are amazing!!! There’s a small park for the children...More

Date of experience: March 2019
97  Thank Bec-Notts-2209
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great house to visit but the best asset are the people working there who if you take the time to talk to are full of interesting information about the house,grounds are nice spent the best part of a day there , £25 for family of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank maureenpaul2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit. We would have liked to visit the house but felt that £10 adults and £6 kids was too expensive and not justified. Perhaps half the price or even full price and kids free and we'd have gone in. I am aware the upkeep...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank andy s
Reviewed 11 February 2019

A really fantastic place to visit with a wealth of history , not to heavy on the pocket to get in though you usually pay for parking (£6) they were not charging on the week i went so it got spent on a couple of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter e
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Like to visit ask often as we can, lovely walks and gardens, also great to walk your dog, free admission from end of November till middle of February Monday to Friday so it’s more than worth a visit then, there’s an on site cafeteria as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

I love this place. The house is well worth a walk around - it is very interesting and the guides are friendly and informative at evert stage. I do think £10 each is a little steep as the tour is not that long. The best...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank DawnPritchard
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Carole W
22 March 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
22 March 2019|
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Response from Peter e | Reviewed this property |
outside yes
Ron P
28 December 2018|
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Response from 195mickc | Reviewed this property |
They don’t “have” geese - they are wild birds that live by fresh water. I agree they are very messy; maybe you could donate some bird nappies??