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Great place for a walk

We visited on a weekday when the Abbey is closed. The grounds are well worth the £6 parking charge... read more

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Hilary P
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Pleasant garden walk

Hi, I come here a lot during the winter on my own on nice days and just walk the gardens and sit in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
graymouse g
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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
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Newstead Abbey Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8GE, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 October 2013

You need a whole day and more to do this place justice, especially if the house is open, as it now is at weekends. The interior contains a large amount of Byron memorabilia, including his bed, clothes, regalia, writings and portraits. When you stand in...More

6  Thank BarryHaynes
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

First off I need to say that Newstead Abbey is a wonderful destination. The grounds and house are wonderful and would easily score high if this was just about the destination. On Sunday 2/12/2012 we visited the Christmas Craft Fair and doubled it with a...More

11  Thank Delern_Bane
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited on a weekday when the Abbey is closed. The grounds are well worth the £6 parking charge as you can spend all day walking round them. The Japanese garden in October is beautiful. Views across the lake are inspiring and the Abbey itself...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hi, I come here a lot during the winter on my own on nice days and just walk the gardens and sit in the garden house and watch the ducks in the pond. Enjoy the gardens and ponds all year round. The house is amazing...More

2  Thank graymouse g
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi graymouse g, Its great to read your feedback as it describes Newstead through all of the seasons. For your future reference the opening times are as follows: The house is open Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays.12pm - 4pm. Last admission to the house is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Owned by Nottinghamshire County Council and well worth a visit. Sometimes a £ 6 parking charge but this is not collected out of season on weekdays. Only the gardens were open on this occasion but there was lots to see, we particularly like the Japanese...More

1  Thank Maxim123153
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Maxim123153, Thank you for taking time to review Newstead Abbey. Your comments are of great value to us. The Japanese gardens are very popular with visitors and are maintained to a very high standard. The house is open on Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Abbey, great gardens and play park, easy to spend a day wandering and picnicing. There is a tea room and plenty of wildlife, my boys love the waterfall and the folly on the lakeMore

1  Thank Andy B
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Andy B, Newstead Abbey gardens are a great place for the children to explore. You give clear examples of what there is to see and do. Your boys may enjoy the "fairy tale" theme around the house this Christmas. Dates for your diary are:...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked the leaflet to ensure this was open. Definitely open half term. However we were a week early as the Norwich and Nottingham half terms are different weeks! So a date on the website would have been helpful. However. We paid £6 to park...More

1  Thank Jane B
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Jane B, Thank you for your helpful comments. We appreciate your point about the difference between school holidays. We will put specific dates on our site in the future. We are currently in the process of preparing the house for a "fairy tale" Christmas....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went on Saturday nights ghost tour and it was fantastic, We were given a glass of wine in old kitchen before tour and where we thought wed be guided, we were actually taken to various parts of house then left to...More

1  Thank Inca1
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Inca 1, Thank you for your comments about your experience on the ghost tour. They are extremely popular and sell out very fast. Newstead Abbey is certainly different in the dark! Whilst still maintaining its beauty, the dimly lit corridors and rooms are transformed....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had bacon baguettes and really did not enjoy the bacon at all, it was too thick, barely cooked and too fatty. Butter on in packs to put on if you wanted but too much messing around, i would prefer to be asked if we...More

3  Thank jencam1175
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello jencam1175, We have considered your complaint and we have made a change so customers are asked whether they would like their baguettes buttered or not. In regards to the thickness of the bacon, we buy all of our back bacon from a recommended and...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Wow what a beautiful scenic gem!!! Full of history, beautiful grounds n gardens dog loved every minute n so did we. Fantastic value for money £6 for car park n grounds, £10 for Abbey itself it's huge plenty to see stunning inside, guides are awesome...More

1  Thank Nicky H
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there Nicky H. Thank you for your feedback about your visit to Newstead Abbey historic house and grounds. We have lots of dogs that especially like their exercise around our gardens! We like to think that there is something for everyone to enjoy here....More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

People are very quick to have a go at places on here but they don’t tell you all the facts, on this day the cafe was very busy and you was able to see this for your self. The staff had to cope with a...More

5  Thank V9451ZZstevek
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for your response Steve K . It is so nice for you to notice other comments from other users on TripAdvisor. I can see that you visit Newstead Abbey Cafe regular and you like the service and food that we offer. Your comments...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Loved the tour of the house. Very helpful staff and good gift shop. Unfortunately the cafe at Newstead Abbey did not prove the best choice. Long wait for food eg over 40’ for soup and roll. Special jacket Potatoes were cold and cheese not melted....More

2  Thank james a
NewsteadHost, Guest Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hi james a, Thank yo for your positive feedback regarding the tour of the house and gift shop. Unfortunately the cafe on this day was very busy, as you may have noticed our cafe is very small. on this they there was 55 students that...More

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robert b
17 July 2018|
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Response from NewsteadHost | Property representative |
Good afternoon the entry fee for entry to the park and to park your car is £6 If you are on foot or a cyclist it will cost you £1 to enter the park. Hope that helps
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38ellieannie
14 July 2018|
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Maria N
21 May 2018|
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Response from Nottingham C |
Hi, access to the house is £5.00 per person (weekends and school holidays only) and parking is £6.00 per car if you'd just like to visit the grounds and gardens. We look forward to welcoming you
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