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Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8GE, England
+44 1623 455900
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Wonderful place.

This is a gem of an estate unfortunately it is owned by Nottingham council . This wonderful place... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kevin G
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waterfall

There's a great little waterfall on the grounds with a viewing platform behind. The grounds are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
moglentours
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Originally built in 1164 as an Augustinian priory, this became the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron.
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Newstead Abbey Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8GE, England
+44 1623 455900
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"formal gardens"
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"winter walk"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a gem of an estate unfortunately it is owned by Nottingham council . This wonderful place could be better. Neglect has taken its toll on the house and grounds. The gardens are overgrown and the main front of the house is on the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a great little waterfall on the grounds with a viewing platform behind. The grounds are idealic in the summer and they have many events there including concerts and plays. The house has a tea room with lovely tea and cake.More

1  Thank moglentours
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NewsteadHost, Public Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you moglentours for your review. We love our gardens at Newstead and the waterfall is a favourite of many visitors especially as you can go behind the waterfall and get a wonderful view of the abbey from behind the curtain of water. We have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to Newstead Abbey and so impressed with it. We went into the Abbey first which was absolutely beautiful. Have been to many National Trust houses over the years which I love but this just had a slightly nicer atmosphere about it, maybe because...More

4  Thank EastMidlandsMillie12
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NewsteadHost, Public Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you EastMidlandsMillie12 for your wonderful review. We will certainly pass on all your comments to staff and volunteers alike as they all are very passionate about Newstead. Its a place that we all hold dear and you certainly saw for yourself how much our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting, peaceful and beautiful place to visit. The staff are so knowledgeable and passionate about the abbey’s history and architecture, and bring it vividly to life with stories. They make the effort to engage with visitors but aren’t obtrusive. The exhibits are select...More

3  Thank petrichor90
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NewsteadHost, Public Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you petrichor90 for the lovely review of your visit with us. Like you we find Newstead has its own special magic and offers a peaceful haven in an otherwise busy and hectic life. Our volunteers and staff are indeed very passionate about the abbeys...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a fantastic first visit to Newstead Abbey, former home of Lord Byron, on Sunday 22nd April. The Abbey itself is fascinating with so many interesting rooms to visit housing a amazing collection of artefacts relating to the history of the...More

2  Thank Lorraine19608
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NewsteadHost, Public Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Lorraine19608 for a really wonderful review. We were really happy to read that you and your partner had such a fantastic visit with us yesterday. I will feedback all your glowing comments to the staff and volunteers as they really appreciate knowing that...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Been several years since we had visited and both restoration and acquisitions made it a worthwhile visit. Due to the rain we only visited the house but this was well worth the visit. Interesting rooms, furniture, decorations and mini exhibits. Docents were helpful and the...More

2  Thank Peter J
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NewsteadHost, Public Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you Peter J for your review and comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and we agree that we do need further information in some of the rooms. We are just in the process of updating all the room guides...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

You don't have to pay to visit the house itself. There is plenty of walking in the extensive grounds. This bit of Nottinghamshire is surprisingly pleasant. Very definitely worth a visit.More

1  Thank Stephen D
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NewsteadHost, Public Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you Stephen D for you review. It sounds like you had a good day out with us walking around the grounds. We agree with you that this part of Nottinghamshire is pleasant, Newstead often gets called 'Nottingham's hidden gem' The house is open to...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We came up to Newstead Abbey for my wife’s birthday. We had a great time and lots of childhood memories (she grew up in Kirkby in Ashfield) were rekindled a great time walking round the lakes and gardens going over the stepping stones as well...More

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NewsteadHost, Public Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you MikieAC for the great review. Happy belated birthday to your wife and we also think its a fabulous place to come to. Many visitors tell us about their childhood memories of the stepping stones and hidden places within the gardens that they enjoyed....More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Garden and grounds are amazing, and I bet they will be even better in the summer time, with all the blooming flowers. Prices : £6/car for the car park or £1/pers if you're walking or by bike, and then is £8/pers to get into the...More

1  Thank emin3mu
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NewsteadHost, Front Office Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi emin3mu, Thanks for your rating and review. The gardens will be lovely in Summer, so we look forward to seeing you again then. Regards.....

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We explored the beautiful gardens here over the Easter holiday with our three children. I can only describe them as breathtaking and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There are quirky parts alongside the ornamental features and I can say this is undoubtedly one of the...More

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NewsteadHost, Public Relations Manager at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you Julie O for your wonderful review and comments. Yes we agree with you we do have a stunning place at Newstead Abbey. It sounds like you all had a wonderful day and we are happy that your visit to us was enjoyed by...More

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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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Maria N
21 May 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you pay to park and to enter the abbey
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Hrk1980
6 March 2018|
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Response from NewsteadHost | Property representative |
Yes we do afternoon Teas on Sundays, we take bookings through Gigantic website for tickets
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