A day out at Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire

Newstead Abbey is a beautiful, historic home set in a glorious landscape of gardens and park lands in the heart of Nottinghamshire. We recently spent a beautiful sunny day exploring the house and gardens and want to share our experience with you so you can have your own great day at Newstead Abbey!

Newstead Abbey

Opening Times and Prices

Newstead Abbey house is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 4pm

The gardens are open all year round, from 9am to dusk/5pm

Entry is £6 per car – this includes entry into the grounds and the gardens for all passengers in the car.

Entry to the house is £7 per person and £5 for under 16s and over 65s

Last paid entry to the house is 1 hour before closing time.

 

The House

Newstead Abbey was built in the 12th Century and many of the medieval characteristics can still be seen as you explore the house and its beautiful chapels. The house contains collections from its vast history, including its most famous resident the poet Lord Byron, such as paintings, furniture, objects and letters. Many of the rooms are set up using the original furniture of the house’s Victorian residents and offer a great insight into life over a century ago.

The Gardens

Beautiful all year round, the perfect place to begin is by walking the trail alongside the lake before exploring the various gardens, the Sub-Tropical and Japanese Gardens were particular favourites of ours. The Gardens are filled with a wide variety of wildlife too, including peacocks, swans and geese. If the sun is out, make sure you take a picnic, so you can relax in some truly idyllic surroundings.

There are plenty of trails and things to see in the gardens and grounds, there’s even a fun park to enjoy – the perfect way to spend a sunny day.

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Shop and eat

Café at Newstead Abbey is a stylish and contemporary café located in the southwest wing and serves up a wide selection of fresh made, hot and cold meals.

The Newstead Abbey shop offers a wide range of gifts and souvenirs

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To help you make the post of your day at Newstead Abbey, check out the 2015 map below!

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