Heritage Open Days


Join us on Sunday 10th September

As part of Heritage Open Days, we are opening up Newstead Abbey’s Historic House to visitors for free entry, so you can explore the Historic House and discover the park.

House Tickets: Free

Say the phrase “Newstead celebrates Heritage Open Days” at the house reception ticket desk, to gain free entry!

Donations are welcome to support the upkeep of the Historic House & Park

Parking & site entry charges apply.

Sunday 10th September: 11:00 am -15:30 pm (last entry 15:00 pm)

Walk ups available on a first come first served basis, in line with Historic House capacity.

See our visit & accessibility page to plan your visit.


Newstead Abbey

Steeped in over 800 years of history, Newstead is a monastic Abbey from the late 12th century and former home of Romantic poet Lord Byron.

The building contains the Lord Byron’s study, bedroom, and rooms from the Webb family residence, as well as views over the Gardens.

View possessions and furniture belonging to Lord Byron; Poet, lover, freedom fighter and fashion icon, who was said to be ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know’.  See how other families shaped the House and made it their home. Visit the medieval Cloisters, the domain of the Friars of Newstead, who lived here over 800 years ago.

Our guides will be on hand to tell you the stories of Newstead, perhaps you may even encounter one of the resident ghosts, so keep your eyes peeled.


Newstead Park & Gardens

There are 300 acres of parkland throughout Newstead and much of its beauty comes from the River Leen feeding the lakes, ponds and cascades that ornament its gardens, along with its wildlife, including peacocks and swans.

We have a play park in the Newstead grounds to keep kids entertained; this is located near the walled garden.

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