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Address: Newstead Abbey Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead NG15 8GE, England
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+44 1623 455900
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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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Let down by the Loos

This was an enjoyable afternoon in the gardens of Newsreader Abbey, with a wide variety of different areas and ample room for my grandson to run around and have "adventures". We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an enjoyable afternoon in the gardens of Newsreader Abbey, with a wide variety of different areas and ample room for my grandson to run around and have "adventures". We were lucky that the weather was sunny too. The house itself is historic and interesting, but I have toured it previously so didn't go round this time. The coffee... More 

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

Hi 442pixieliz, Thanks for your rating and review. Sounds like you had a super afternoon with us, Newstead is a wonderful place for 'adventures', Byron had many here too, so your grandson is in excellent company. Sorry to hear about your experience in the toilets, they have been recently re-decorated and we do check them periodically throughout the day. unfortunately... More 

Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place to walk suitable for all ages and abilities and great for the dog too I'm sure it's even more beautiful in the summer plenty of room for the kids but be careful of the water no fences well worth a visit so much to see

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

Hi Debbie H, Newstead is a great place for a walk in the Park and Gardens. Dogs on leads are welcome too. The Park changes throughout the seasons, so always worth a visit if you're passing by. We do have lakes and ponds and try to make families aware of this and make sure their children do not wander out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely walk around the grounds , I bit cold and windy but still a lovely place to visit even in spring. We had tea and a piece of home made cake in the cafe and it was very nice. There were new staff training that day in the cafe but we were made welcome with a warm... More 

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

Hi Steve K, Thanks for your rating and review. Glad to hear that your experience in the Cafe was a positive one. We do get new staff members joining us in Spring and its important to train them on the job, so we always appropriate our customers understanding if they are a little slower at first. Hopefully you can join... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk, grounds well kept. cafe disappointing. Young staff had no idea what they were doing. quite busy, chaos.

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

Hi Dawn K, Thanks for your rating and review. Sorry to hear the the Cafe was busy when you visited, but it is a small area and does get very busy on weekends. We do get through everyone eventually and on special days and summer holidays we open our Deli which helps shorten the queues. We hope you come and... More 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only £6 to park then you're free to wander the lovely grounds. Currently the house is only open at weekends. Spectacular setting, lovely gardens, our favourite was the Japanese garden. The cafe was also good catering for gluten free requirements and reasonably priced.

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

Hi bevchap2, Thanks for your rating and review. We think £6.00 is excellent value for a car load of people to visit the gardens and most of our visitors agree too!. Keep coming back and watch for the changes in the Japanese gardens, or the Rhododendrons in Summer. Kind Regards.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just bought annual ticket for newstead abbey as found it to be lovelyplace for dog walking. Great grounds well kept and love coming across the odd peacock while strolling around. Nice coffee shop. Can't wait to see in summer months. Autumn spectacular especially Japanese gardens.

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

Hi Poppyart2010, Thanks for your rating and review. Thanks for purchasing a grounds Season ticket which will give you excellent value for money if you are a regular visitor. We welcome dogs on leads, so its a great place to walk your pet and watch the gardens throughout the Seasons. We love the Japanese maples in the Autumn too. Kind... More 

Deeside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Newstead Abbey at about 10.30am and spent just over four hours exploring the grounds and house. The leaflet showing a tour of the grounds was good, and made sure that you could see all the highlights of the gardens. The entry price for the house was reasonable. The room guides were friendly, knowledgeable and informative. The building... More 

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

Hi Grace S, Thanks for your rating and review. We're glad to see that you spent a good time here and experienced both the House and the gardens. The House is definitely bigger on the inside than most people think and is worth a visit. We hope that you will come back and see us again soon. Kind REgards..... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here as part of the Food and Drink festival- what a beautiful setting! The abbey and house itself are well worth a visit and offer a fascinating historical insight into the lives of those who have lived there over the years. But the real jewel of this place is the acres of stunning grounds and gardens which are... More 

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

Hi bluegwladys, Thanks for your rating and review. Sounds like you enjoyed the Food and Drink festival, but most of all the Abbey grounds, which are beautiful throughout the seasons. We're hosting the F&D festival again this year, so hopefully that's an excuse to come back again. Regards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous place to visit. The gardens are large and beautifully kept. The cafe stocks freshly made food which is delicious. The epitaph to Byron's dog is my personal highlight. Go!

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

Hi Cathy, Thanks for your rating and review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Newstead. We aim to preserve the site as best we can, so that future generations can enjoy the House and Gardens. We very much enjoy the food in the Cafe too, much of which is made in-house. Kind Regards.... More 

Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here a while back and enjoyed the walk round the grounds and gardens and lake which are nice and well maintained, good place for a picnic and afternoon out.

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

Hi Chrisworthington48, Thanks for your rating and review. Newstead is a great location to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds and House which inspire Lord Byron and some of his poetry. The gardener's work hard to keep the gardens looking good, so they'll be delighted to hear your comments. kind REgards.... More 

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