Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey

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About Newstead Abbey
Newstead Abbey, best known as the former home of the poet Lord Byron, was originally an Augustinian priory founded by Henry II in about 1170.

Newstead remained in Byron family ownership until the poet sold it to Thomas Wildman in 1818. Wildman had inherited a fortune from plantations owned by his family in Jamaica.

Newstead Abbey's landscape owes much of its beauty to the River Leen, which feeds the lakes, ponds and cascades that ornament Newstead's gardens.

The other gardens we see today date mainly from the 19th century. The Fern Garden, Rockery, Sub-Topical Garden, Spanish Garden and Japanese Garden were all created by Mrs William Frederick Webb or by her daughters Geraldine and Ethel, between 1861 and 1900.

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Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey is located 12 miles north of Nottingham on the A60 and is also close to Junction 27 of the M1. If coming from the M1, follow the signs for Sherwood Forest until you see the brown signs for the Abbey.

Parking for cars and coaches is near Newstead Abbey House, and is free.

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