We arrived a little later than we would have liked, and so we decided to go around the house first because we weren't sure how long it would take. It costs £5 per adult. I was expecting only a handful of rooms to be open, perhaps just the bedroom, library and dining room, but a surprisingly large amount of rooms were available for viewing. The most impressive for me were most certainly Byron's bedroom and the library. The derelict room shown a few pictures down is the room that is supposedly haunted by a monk if you are interested in that sort of thing!
We didn't walk around the gardens extensively, we just headed to the parts that I'd really wanted to see in bloom the last time we went, and although I was expecting them to be beautiful I was astounded by the change! I could scarcely believe that it was the same place, the garden shown is the same one in my last post with the stepping stones if you want a comparison!
When we were wandering around the house I glanced out of the window and noticed that they were setting up for an outdoor theatre production of As You Like It and I was very sad that I hadn't booked! I think I'll definitely be going to see some of the outdoor theatre productions here next year. It is a wonderful setting.
If you are planning to visit Newstead Abbey I'd definitely recommend that you go in summer. It is worth a visit and the gardens are beautiful.
Have you been anywhere interesting recently?