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A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808 - 1814. Inside the Abbey there is much to explore including Victorian room settings, and the poets private apartments.
The gardens and parkland at Newstead Abbey cover more than 300 acres with paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls. The formal gardens are the perfect place to relax and offer something in all seasons from the bright colours of the rhododendrons in late spring to the Japanese maples in autumn.
The Abbey hosts a variety of special events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Opening times & admission prices
Grounds: Open daily 9am - 5pm/dusk (whichever is sooner).
House: Open to the public on Saturdays & Sundays 12noon to 4pm (last entry 3pm). The house will be available for you to meander around at your leisure. Tours will be available for groups of 10 or more by pre-booking, please call us if you'd like to arrange a tour. (01623 455900)
The house is available for special events, please get in touch to discuss your celebration.
Cafe: Open daily, March - October: 10am - 5pm (last service 4.30pm) and 3rd November 2013 - 14th February 2014: 10am - 4pm (last service 3.30pm)
Shop: Open daily March - October, 12noon - 5pm and 3rd November 2013 - 14th February 2014, 12noon - 4pm.
Christmas Opening Times: The Park and Gardens are closed on Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 & Friday 26 December and Thursday 1 January. Closures due to snow are possible, please contact Newstead Abbey in the event of inclement weather.
Tours of Newstead Abbey are now available and can be pre-booked for groups of 10+. Tours available include:
- Mad, Bad and Dangerous Byron
- Victorian Kitchen
- Upstairs Downstairs
- Ladies of Newstead
- Byron & The Luddites
- Architectural Newstead
- Garden Tours
All tours £10 per person - booking essential on 01623 455900.
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