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Address: Newstead Abbey Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8GE, England
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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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Garden review: Though not as polished as National Trust properties, for a 5th of the price for a family of 4 it's an absolute bargain. It's still amazing - beautiful, huge, varied... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Garden review: Though not as polished as National Trust properties, for a 5th of the price for a family of 4 it's an absolute bargain. It's still amazing - beautiful, huge, varied and has a fab kids play area. How anyone could quibble at £6 for one person, never mind a car-full is beyond me.

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england
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guides are so knowledgeable and make the visit very rewarding and so interesting. This is well worth a visit and I would certainly go back to take more time in going around the house and gardens..

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i used to love taking my children to newstead abbey. fabulous grounds, a play park, a waterfall, lovely scenery. whats not to like. its a year or so since we last visited so we were looking forward to taking our grandchild for a picnic and a look around. the parking fee was £6. thats pretty steep considering the car park... More 

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

Hi j00ls2010, Thanks for your rating and review. The car parking price not only covers parking your car, but also gives you access to 40 acres of Stately home formal gardens. If you look at many other local stately homes, you'll be paying £6.00+ each to even get in the gardens, so most of our visitors think that a car... More 

London
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can I, as an author of romantic, historical novels, not love Newstead Abbey. The former home of George Gordon Byron, better know simply as, Lord Byron. There are knowledgeable room attendants to help enhance your visit. Beautiful grounds to walk around, and a lovely little café to get a bite to eat and a coffee. Plus the amazing peacocks.... More 

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

Hi Honee44, Thanks for your excellent review and rating of Newstead. However, we must let you know that although the Church that once stood here is a ruin, there is a huge Stately home here, packed with the furniture and belongings of Byron and other later families.... As a literary figure yourself, if you missed this, you've got to come... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Newstead Abbey recently set in beautiful grounds an absolute pleasure to wander round. We caught the bus from Nottingham which dropped us off outside the gates but it is a mile walk to reach the abbey be aware of that. Very interesting round the abbey with very helpful and informative staff. Well worth a visit.

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

Hi 188June, Thanks for your rating and review. Sound like you had a nice visit to Newstead. Although we are at the bottom of a mile drive, the walk is a pleasant one and not too steep for the return journey. We hope that you take the time to visit again. Kind Regards.... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit Newstead this weekend as been meaning to go for a long time but until today hadn't made it. Anyway when we arrived there was a dog show on which was great fun to have a look round. We don't have dogs but it was great fun as well as a lovely selection of stands to boot.... More 

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

Hi Inca1, Thanks for your rating and review. Great to hear you enjoyed the Dog show though not an owner yourself. Its always busy on event days, so areas like the Cafe do get busy, something we ask our visitors to be patient with. The House is a wealth of treasures and the House guides really can bring them to... More 

nottingham england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our visitors to Newstead Abbey which was much enjoyed by everyone -- so much local history for people to enjoy in Nottingham

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

Hi Jennyfrank, Thanks for your rating and review. Great to hearr that both yourselves and visitor enjoyed your recent visit to the Abbey. Keep coming back! Kind Regards.... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it was only April, the gardens and grounds still have a lot of interest and are very pleasant to walk around. If you are just visiting the gardens then it costs £6 per car to park, the house has a separate admission charge but is well worth a visit.

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

Hi lindiSue, Thanks for your rating and review. The admission/parking charge to the Gardens is well worth a visit all year round, always something new to see and wonderful quite areas of the gardens, where you can escape to the tranquility that Byron loved here. See you again soon. Kind Regards..... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very friendly staff who love their jobs, knowledgable about Lord Byron and are happy to share that information with tourists. The House has personal belongings of Lord Byron. My child (10 years) fell in love with Byron after an amazing tour around some rooms. I definitely recommend this place for everyone.

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

Hi Vika M, Thanks for your rating and review. How wonderful that your child fell in Love with Byron. Byron himself was 10 when he inherited the title of Lord and the Abbey. Can you imagine owning this at 10 years old? amazing! We hope you keep coming back. Kind Regards... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Set in lovely grounds the Abbey has a lot to offer for all members of the family. The various gardens and lake areas are all splendidly maintained and there is often a particular theme based event taking place. Or you can simply visit for a relaxing walk followed by a visit to the deli or tea room. Also ideal for... More 

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

Hi Domdomdomdom_13, Thanks for your rating and review. We're definitely still a hidden gem; we welcome so many local visitors who still have not discovered the charms of Newstead, but when they do they're regular visitors. We have lots of event days where we have lots going on, and those lovely quiet days when you get to chill out in... More 

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