Discover the Romance & Mystery of Byron's Home

Newstead Abbey is 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.



How to get here

Newstead Abbey Historic House & Gardens, Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire NG15 8NA ( Sat Nav Postcode: NG15 9HJ )


House admission


ADULT          £10.00


CHILD             £6.00

(under 16)


FAMILY         £25.00

(2 adults, 2 children) 


Annual Pass £50.00

Newstead Abbey

Parking, house & gardens

(up to 2 adults, 2 children)  


Combined Annual Pass £100

Newstead Abbey

Parking, house & gardens

(up to 2 adults, 2 children) 

Wollaton Hall & Deer Park



Opening times


Grounds: Open daily* 9am - 5pm/dusk (which ever is sooner)
*except last Friday in November

House: Open Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays 12noon - 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Weekdays during Nottingham City School holidays only

Cafe and Shop:
Open Daily
High Season 10am - 5pm
Low Season 10am - 4pm

Last admission to Park and House one hour before closing.








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

Additional fees apply for special events.

see ‘What’s On’ listings, or visit @newsteadabbey

Please note that our season tickets are not valid during special events.

Car                            £6.00

Walkers                    £2.00

Cyclists                    £2.00

Motorcyclists          £2.00

Coach Passengers £2.00




Trent Barton ‘Pronto’ service runs regularly from the Victoria Bus Station - Nottingham City Centre - to Mansfield via Newstead Abbey. Note: if arriving by bus, there is a 1 mile walk down the drive of the estate (approx. 20 minutes).







The Robin Hood Line runs from Nottingham to Worksop - via Newstead.  Note: if arriving by rail, there is a 1 mile walk down the drive of the estate (approx. 20 minutes). 
For timetables and fares, visit East Midlands Trains or call 03457 125 678. 
For other transport services visit: Traveline or call:
0871 200 22 33


Car & Coach


Newstead Abbey is located 12 miles north of Nottingham on the A60 close to Junction 27 of the M1. Heading from the M1, follow signs for Sherwood Forest and brown signs thereafter. Sat Nav postcode NG15 9HJ.







Professional/Commercial photography is allowed by prior appointment and a permit is required.

For more information and charges please see our photography information page.



For Visitors with young children we provide:

  • Baby feeding facilities (in the Café)
  • Baby changing facilities (in the courtyard)
  • Child sized portions
  • Play park - located in the formal gardens
  • Activity and trail sheets (available from the shop)
  • Family events throughout the school holidays


Due to the historic nature of Newstead Abbey, there is no lift access to the upper floor of the house and a certain amount of limited access to the ground floor too. Outside, gravel paths and walkways can inhibit wheelchair access. Wheelchair users and accompanying carers are entitled to concessionary priced tickets.

For those with limited mobility, or bespoke needs we provide: 

  • Mobility parking in main car park and near entrance to the Abbey
  • Accessible toilets (near the Courtyard)
  • Induction loop access across areas of the site 
  • Wheelchair access to ground floor locations only. NOTE: Stairs feature on the tour routes
  • Manual wheelchairs for use in house and gardens. These can be collected from the house and Café on arrival
  • Accessible Café to wheelchair users 

Drone Policy

We do not allow drone flying at any time over Newstead Abbey except by contractors commissioned by Nottingham City Council for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.

Fires and barbecues are not allowed due to the site being a conservation area.