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Visited the abbey and grounds today as a escape from the January blues!! I knew very little about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
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amazing gardens (and free !!!)

Gorgeous gardens, surronding newstead abbey. The gardens are free to enter, though parking is not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Annie-Claire D
Lille, France
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the abbey and grounds today as a escape from the January blues!! I knew very little about lord Bryon or the abbey but left with a wealth of knowledge... The staff here are a asset... So much knowledge and passion thanks for sharing it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous gardens, surronding newstead abbey. The gardens are free to enter, though parking is not (6 £). chek the opening times because even it is free, the gate is not always open. The entrance for the abbey is not free ( I have never been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for probably 20 years not sure why!? Parking was £6 but you get a lot for your money! Even in winter the grounds/gardens are lovely. Recommend the gardens. Lots to see and do. What I liked was that dogs are welcome everywhere...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit but would certainly go again. Last day of the beautiful Christmas decorations. Lots of people in the grounds but not many in the house. Lovely walk around, very friendly enthusiastic volunteers. Cafe was very busy and they had run out of some things...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crisp cold day but didn't stop hundreds of visitors.Beautiful surroundings and added to the Christmas atmosphere.Visited Santa in a small private area with easy access.He was lovely.Then went on to have tea in Victorian Kitchen.Service prompt and friendly.All requests via the booking website attended too.Food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Doris1805
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pre booked afternoon tea for 3 on Saturday afternoon 22.12.18 at Newstead Abbey, held in the former kitchen. We found the room lacking in Christmas atmosphere, tables closer together than a coffee shop and the place cold. As a local to the area, we are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Me, my sister and our children (age range 4 mths to 9 yrs) went to this truly magical event. We loved exploring the different rooms. The Abbey was decorated beautifully and the storybook rooms were spectacular. The fictional element combined with the hisory worked amazingly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

We went to the Christmas event on in the house with another family and has a great time. House looked amazing dressed for Christmas with beautiful trees alongside historic artefacts from the house's past. Story book theme accessible for all ages and loved the live...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anna S
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Really like the Newstead Abbey grounds, and whilst we enjoyed the house (we went when there was the fairytale story exhibition at Christmas time), it was very expensive for what it is. Staff were polite and helpful though.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

As I had paid £50 for an annual membership with my partner, we had decided to visit the house today but we were disappointed to find that we could not use our members card to enter the house as the house had been decorated for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Rebecca J
Nottingham C, Visitor Services at Newstead Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Hi Rebecca J, thank you for your review and rating. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment. We are indeed running a special event at the moment - ' A storybook Christmas' and unfortunately annual passes are not valid - we do advise that...More

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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??
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
14 July 2018|
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