This October 2021

Tales of Newstead

Join us to discover the Tales of Newstead Abbey & Gardens with tours, talks, trails and a Byron-a-thon of poems to uncover our notorious residents of the past, including Lord Byron, the Webbs & Ada Lovelace.

Friday 1st October – Sunday 31st October 2021


Indoors for families…


Ada Lovelace Day

Discover about Ada Lovelace, who is often regarded as the first computer programmer and was the only child of Lord Byron.

Our volunteers will be on hand in our Historic House to share about her life & contributions to computers and artificial intelligence.

Dates: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

Price: Standard house admission

Site entry & car parking charges apply

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Gothic Newstead House Tours

With this exclusive 3pm house tour, you’ll be able to discover the Historic House and understand the Gothic aspects of Newstead.

Dates: Weekends 16th & 17th,  23rd & 24th and 30th & 31st October.

Times: 12 pm or 3 pm

Tour length: 1 hour

Price: £12 per adult / £6 per child / £25 per family

Site entry & car parking charges apply

Note: 12 pm is unavailable on the 30th / 31st due to the Byronathon taking place in the Historic House.

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Indoor Pumpkin Trail

Children visiting the Historic House can enjoy spotting the pumpkins and animal friends which are hidden around the house. Pick up a trail sheet and see how many you can spot!

Date: Weekends only in October.

Price: FREE for all children on standard entry to the Historic House

Site entry & car parking charges apply

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A celebration of the life of Lord Byron through his poetry, we’ll help bring one of our notorious residents to life as you walk through Byron’s ancestral home. Discover tales from his time, including the poet’s early life, his relationships and his inspirations that led to the story of Frankenstein.

Dates: Saturday 30th &  Sunday 31st October.

Times: 12.15 pm – 2 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm

Price: Standard house admission

Site entry & car parking charges apply

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Unveilling the White Lady

The White Lady is one of the most famous characters to haunt the grounds of Newstead Abbey, but who was she really? Dr Sophie Hollinshead reveals the fascinating story of Sophia Hyatt, a poet in her own right and Byron superfan, whose true identity has been a mystery, until now.

Date: Sunday 17th October

Time: 2 pm

Talk length: 1 hour

Location: The Orangery in Newstead Abbey

Price: £5 per person

Site entry & car parking charges apply

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Outdoors for families…


Family Ghost Walk

Come and meet our friendly witches who will tell you the stories of some of our most famous spectral residents with our day time family ghost walk through the grounds of Newstead Park.

Dates: Weekends 23rd & 24th and 30th & 31st October.

Times: 12 pm or 2 pm

Tour length: 45 minutes

Price: £5 per person

Site entry & car parking charges apply

Wheelchair & pushchair accessible

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Outdoor Spooky Spells Trail

Uncover our spooky spells trail outdoors in the park & gardens.

Date: Saturday 9th – Sunday 31st October

Price: £2 (available at entry points, café & shop)

Site entry & car parking charges apply

Evening for adults…


‘Meet the Ghosts’ evening house tours

Explore the Historic House at night and meet some of its most famous spectral residents of Newstead Abbey.

Dates: Thursday 21st October, Friday 22nd October, Friday 29th October and Sunday 31st October.

Times: 7 pm or 8 pm

Tour length: 1 hour

Price: £20 per person

Over 18’s only

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Café kiosk & shop

Get inspired with gifts & treats in the café kiosk (outdoor seating) and retail shop.

Site entry & parking charges apply. Covid-safety measures in place in line with government guidance.

For opening times, please see our visit page.

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