Newstead Abbey, in Nottinghamshire, England, was formerly an Augustinian priory. Converted to a domestic home following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it is now best known as the ancestral home of Lord Byron.
The priory of St. Mary of Newstead, a house of Augustinian Canons, was founded by King Henry II of England about the year 1170, as one of many penances he paid following the murder of Thomas Becket. Contrary to its current name, Newstead was never an abbey: it was a priory.
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Stephanie Barford | Feb 12, 2018
Picturesque stately home and gardens. Easily accessible for families and people with reduced mobility. More challenging surrounding paths for the more adventurous. Small charge for parking but within walking distance from neighbouring towns. Added charge to look round the house but worth a visit. Knowledgeable staff will tell stories of past residents and some that remain!!!! Beautiful well kept gardens and lakes. Cafe serving a good selection food and drink.
Ady Fletcher | Feb 18, 2018
A wealth of historic beauty. Great walks. Good little play park for the kids. Plus a Peacock that loves crisps!
Stephen Laverty | Jan 21, 2018
Had a lovely day on my first visit to Newstead Abbey. Spent sometime walking around the house, which was very interesting and made all the more fascinating by a very knowledgeable guide, then had a short walk around the grounds.. I'm already looking forward to going back in the Spring / Summer when the gardens have come back to life..
Joseph Figueira | Feb 24, 2018
Lovely house and parkland. Staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly. Tearoom has good quality food.
Iain Gregory | Nov 21, 2017
Great visit! £6 per car (2017) for all the grounds. Really nice large gardens and the Japanese gardens are some of the best I've seen! My two young children loved it. Take your own food & drink as the cafe is slow, small and over the top prices though!!!
Lorraine Kirk | Apr 19, 2018
A must visit site. Beautiful gardens with my favourite being the Japanese garden. The house is well worth the extra money but it's only open at weekends. Lovely little cafe where you will usually find the resident peacock strutting around. Away from the formal gardens there is so much space it that if you want to find a quite spot it won't be too hard. There are toilets situated between the cafe and formal gardens area. These are basic but clean. On entry to the grounds you pay a car parking fee that covers all occupants of the vehicle for access to the grounds. Lots of events planned at the venue throughout the year, especially during the school holidays, so most definitely worth a visit.
Emma Nadin | Mar 8, 2018
Gorgeous grounds to walk around, plenty of open space and very well maintained. The Cafe in the courtyard is lovely with lots of seating. The gardens are beautiful especially the Japanese garden. I have yet to go into the house so I can't comment on that but I've been visiting the grounds and gardens since I was young and it has always been a favourite. Now I bring my own daughter. A great place to find decorated rocks too!
Joseph Lewis | Mar 31, 2018
£6 entrance fee per car. Great walk around lakes and well kept gardens. Also a museum relating to Lord Byron who once resided here.
Lorraine Kirk | Apr 27, 2018
We are very fortunate to have such a lovely venue right on our doorstep. My favourite area has to be the Japanese water garden. Though in truth I love the whole park. The abbey ruins are a delight to explore along with the house. Great for the whole family. Lots of space for the children to run around in and a lovely little play area hidden away in the park is open to all sorts of children's adventures.
Lynz Clarke | May 6, 2018
This is one of the most beautiful places we have in Nottingham. You can walk around for hours. The grounds are so huge that even on a hot bank holiday you can find a quiet spot. The staff are great. You can go from traditional English country garden to the cool Japanese garden with exotic plants and tress. Arthur the peacock is a real character and will happily pose for a photo. There is parking, a great cafe and a park for kids. All of this and the fascinating life of Lord Byron. I ❤️ Newstead Abbey
Rich Twiner | May 27, 2018
£6 for the day's parking and the place is beautiful! So much to walk around and see. There is a great play area for children and so much space for them to run around. Highly recommend for a day trip.
Jenna W | Jun 6, 2018
Lovely place. Lots of outdoor space, a play area for kids. A cafe and a take away spot for the really busy days too. The parking is expensive in my opinion (£6) and the cafe is too. The quality of food is good though. If you're lucky you might see Arthur the peacock strutting around and showing off 😊.
Victoria Booton | Apr 22, 2018
Enjoyed the house and the grounds. It was free to go today as part of the Nottingham big day out. But I don't think I would have paid the £10 to go into the house. On top of the £6 parking fee. It was a mixture of Lord Byron and art on display. I feel a little more explanation on the history would be nice. Staff was all friendly and helpful. The Japanese garden was beautiful.
Luke Hatfield | Jul 24, 2018
Newstead Abbey is beautiful! An amazing day out for a bike ride, walk or just a tea break in their cafe! I and my girlfriend had a wonderful time and the staff are friendly, the only reason I've not put 5 stars is because the pricing for parking is a little extortionate.
Caroline Tapken | Jul 22, 2018
Beautifully kept house and grounds. Spacious, peaceful. Great walks. Dogs on lead. Pay parking as you enter. You can easily spend a few hours here.
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