From Romantic Poet Lord Byron through Medieval, Victorian and Gothic Revival, Newstead Abbey is a treasure trove of the rare, beautiful and historically significant. Boasting 300 acres of parkland, explore the gardens, lake and beautiful estate.
Newstead Abbey features a collection of items that span the centuries, from when Newstead first became a private house, right up to the present day. It includes paintings, objects, letters, maps and photographs associated with the estate, including a collection of the eighteenth century views of Newstead Abbey by artist Pieter Tillemans. Visitors can linger over displays and reading material in the Gothic Revival Library, or marvel at the expansive panelling in the Great Hall, all reputed to have come from a single oak tree.
Newstead’s 300 acres of parkland owes much of its beauty to the River Leen feeding the lakes, ponds and cascades that ornament its gardens. The grounds provide the perfect place for a relaxing outing year-round, with fabulous wildlife including peacocks, swan and geese. Explore the walled gardens, the lush ferns and rockery with alpine flowers, or the sunken ornamental Japanese oasis boasting streams and stepping stones, bamboo groves and wild crayfish.
Exhibitions and collections
Several of Nottingham’s most important artefacts reside at Newstead with the costume and Byron collections of particular note. Although these are not on permanent display, please do feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or wish to arrange a visit.
The staff at Newstead Abbey offer a warm welcome to groups with a range of tours and talks available. Take advantage of group admission rates, bespoke catering opportunities and on-site coach parking.
The Abbey Café is located in the courtyard of the south-west wing of the Abbey.