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Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey Park, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA

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Newstead Abbey

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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.

Historic House tours take place Saturday & Sunday at 3pmMeet one of the tour guides to explore some of the fascinating history of Newstead Abbey and find out more about its most famous resident, George Gordon Byron, and hear some of the stories of the time he spent at Newstead Abbey. Please note that tours must be booked in advance. They take place periodically throughout the year, please click here for details.

The Abbey hosts a variety of special events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

You can now enjoy a short stay in our very own Gardener's Cottage, in the heart of the Abbey grounds.

Accessibility:

Due to the historic nature of Newstead Abbey there is no lift access to the upper floor of the House and access to the ground floor is limited. Wheelchair users and their accompanying carers are therefore entitled to tickets priced at the concessionary rate. Some external paths and walkways have deep gravel surfaces which may make wheelchair manoeuvres difficult.

The café is accessible for wheelchair users.

Further Accessibility information:

  • Accessible toilets are near the courtyard between 10 am and 4 pm.
  • We offer free admission to carers who are visiting with the person they care for.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the house, café, shop, park & gardens. Puppies in assistance dog training are welcome in the house & museums as long as they are house trained. Access to drinking water available to assistance dogs in the courtyard.
  • We regularly facilitate quiet or autism friendly sessions for admission or exhibitions.
  • Level access & Lift access
  • There is mobility parking in the car park near the entrance to the House & Abbey, although grounds and house entry does apply. See  for charges.
  • Wheelchair access to ground floor locations only, for instance the Medieval Cloisters.
  • Stairs typically feature on tour routes. Any accessible tours need to be booked in advance of visit.
  • Manual wheelchairs are available for use in House and Gardens. These can be collected from the house reception on arrival (subject to availability).
  • Accessible café to wheelchair users with ramp access.
  • Fold out ramps are available by request in house reception (subject to availability).
  • Hearing
  • Induction loop access is available at each reception point.
  • Signage that is icon led is visible throughout the House & Gardens.
  • Visual
  • Glass doors and full-height windows have contrast markings, or displayed signage.
  • The walls and the doors have high colour contrast.
  • Signage that is icon led is visible throughout the House & Gardens

For more information about access at Newstead Abbey please call 01623 455900

 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Art Fund MemberFree
House Admission - Adult£15.00 per ticket
House Admission - Child (15 years and underFree
House Tour - Adult£15.00 per ticket
House Tour - Child (3 - 15 years)£5.00 per ticket

Parking / Site Entry Charges:
Car - £6.00
Walkers/Bicycles/Motorcycles - £2.00/person
Buses & Coaches - £2.00/person

Parking is available in the grounds and includes entry into the park, formal gardens, café and shop.

Map & Directions

Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted - in grounds, on a lead
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Groups Accepted - Groups welcome
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - £10 per person per visit, which includes exclusively themed tours, personal house and garden tours.
  • Min group size - 10
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Refreshments available. Pre-booked lunches and afternoon tea packages available (ticket price per person will alter).
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Out of hours tours and bespoke packages available upon request/booking.
  • Picnic Site

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Dedicated on-site coach parking with drop off/pick up close to the entrance.

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - Group rates for pre-booked parties.

Opening Times

Newstead Abbey Gardens Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* Grounds: Open daily* 10am-5pm (Last entry 4pm)

House: Open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm (last entry 3pm)
Weekdays during Nottinghamshire school holidays

Cafe and Shop open daily from 10am-5pm

Last admission to Park and House one hour before closing.

The park and gardens will be closed on Christmas Day only. Closures due to snow are possible, please contact the Abbey in the event of inclement weather.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2018 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2018 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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