Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, UK - Part 1

in #walkwithme4 years ago (edited)

I would like to take you on a virtual tour around a place close to my heart and my proximity, Newstead Abbey!

Newstead Abbey is the famous home of Lord Byron, the poet. It is mostly still in tact and is used for tours and entertainment evenings, for example ghost walks and dramatisations. I have been to a few and they are pretty scary, let me tell you!



At the front of the Abbey, there is a walled entrance to the 'Monk's Garden'.


"Monks Garden laid out by Colonel Wildman in the early to mid C19 (Jacques 1983). The Garden is edged by low walls to the west and laid out with trees and shrubs divided by rectilinear paths" (Source


If we step inside, I can almost imagine the Monks at work here tending to their flowers every day





As we walk through the smaller Monk's Garden, leading to the rear Gardens, we come across a disused fountain... I am sure this must have been a beautiful sight to see when it was in use!


Now we head to the rear of the Abbey to the 'Great Gardens'...


Here we see Eagle Pond...

"It is said that Eagle Pond got its name from a lectern that was found in the Pond, hidden there by the monks at the Dissolution (JHCG 1884). A painting of 1758 by R Byron, one of the sons of the fourth Lord Byron, shows the east front of the Abbey from the parkland. The Eagle Pond is shown with a statue at each corner (now gone)." (source


And Devils Wood, which contains some pretty creepy statues...



"The Wood is sparsely planted with late C20 birch.To the north of the Wood is the statue of a female satyr (J Nost early C18, listed grade II) and to the south is a statue of a male satyr (J Nost early C18, listed grade II)."





The rear view of the Abbey from Devil's Woods...



And now we head to the Spanish gardens...




Unfortunately, the Abbey was closed for tours inside the building, but I will go back there when it opens so I can show you the magnificence from the inside too! Parking is £6 which gets you access to the grounds and the gardens. You can enter the Abbey via the Ravenshead entrance, or you can walk in from the rear entrance (No vehicle access) via Newstead Village.

In part 2 I will show you the courtyard, some beautiful inhabitants and the Japanese Water Gardens. I hope you enjoyed today's journey around Newstead Abbey!

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Wow! Thank you so much! :D

What a stunning place, and your photographs do it justice.

The whole idea is just amazing to me, and my curiosity is pretty high. Thanks for this and I really look forward to 'the rest of the story'.

Thank you @bigtom13, I am glad you enjoyed part 1 :D I hope you enjoy part 2 just as much :)

wow. excellent travel post!
love it! congrats dear friend

thank you so much @artizm :)

great photos, it is a very impressive building, I love the statues of the satyr, looking forward to part 2 xx

Thank you :) Yes it is an impressive buulding, even more so from the inside but they are closed for the season at present. I will get in there when it opens though and show everyone around! Xx

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Awesome! :D thank you so much!!

Very picturesque place. I want to take paint in my hands and write a picture ...

Thank you for such an interesting virtual tour. Your pictures are amazingly beautiful. Well done

Glad you enjoyed them :)

Oh heavens, what I wouldn't give to be there. That is an ideal day out for me, the garden the lovely house, those box parterres, be still my heart! That is a lovely variety of Narcissus/daffodil. The statuary...heaven, pure heaven.

Thank you for taking me here. I might have to plan a trip North when I am in UK this Autumn. Any steemit events happening near here?

None scheduled at the moment but I will let you know if they put one on :) so glad you enjoyed the post!

I love touring Gardens so I will definitely put this on my UK wish list.

If you make it up this way, let me know and we can do our own steemit meetup! :D

I definitely will. I tend to stay more South, but wanted to do a fun trip to Scotland this time around and wanted to do more of the northern counties as well :)

Wow amazing place and those statues are indeed creepy... Thanks for showing us this place!

My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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