Full of historical culture and once home to Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey is a popular destination for locals and tourists looking to find out about its past, and also walk in the beautiful Gardens which give a stunning view. Founded in the late 12th Century as a monastic house, it is now owned by Nottingham City Council who have kept it as true to its original state as possible. What attracts people to it most is the links it has kept to Lord Byron who lived there at intermittently from 1808 to 1814. The Byron Collection includes artefacts including letters written by Lord Byron, furniture and objects belonging to him, and his desk which he wrote a lot of his poetry. This exciting look at the life of the famous poet has kept people returning.
The Newstead Abbey Gardens is also a talking point, with the Garden Lake, Japanese Garden and Rose Garden being some of the focal features which attract many visitors. After a long and enjoyable walk through the Gardens, why not visit one of the restaurants near to Newstead Abbey and end the day in the warmth?
It isn’t difficult to get to Newstead Abbey, with many local bus and train links that drop off very nearby. The easiest would probably be by bus, with the Trent Barton ‘Pronto’ service runs directly from Victoria Bus station. Of course, if you’re not too far away, there is always the option on walking or cycling from home, which is even more excuse to check out the restaurants close to Newstead Abbey as you will have certainly worked up an appetite!
The nearest restaurant to Newstead Abbey is The Dakota Grill which will definitely fill you up after you soak up some culture and have a relaxed afternoon making the most of the beautiful views.