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Stunning gardens and a fantastic wedding venue

Advantages: Lots to see, beautiful grounds
Disadvantages: Peacocks everywhere!!

I got married at Newstead Abbey on the most glorious summer day in July 2006. Contrary to popular belief, this is not actually an abbey any more. The History A little bit of history sourced from the Newstead Abbey website (www.newsteadabbey ...

lizngaz 12.02.2008 · Read full review
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Byron's ancestral home, well worth a visit!

Advantages: Beautiful exterior and interesting gardens, really colourful in summer
Disadvantages: Byron is boring! not the best kept stately home

Newstead Abbey (8 miles N of Notts) with its haunting beauty and lavish "international gardens" has long been my favourite place to visit in Nottinghamshire. Living only about 5 miles from the abbey (which was actually a priory) I know the gardens with th ...

bogwoppit999 28.04.2004 · Read full review
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Find lepers, monks, criminals and air raid shelters in one place!

Advantages: Friendly staff, onsite facilities in shopping mall, informative audio guide
Disadvantages: Expensive for what you get, limited performance tours, only a fraction of the cave system explored

...A quick history lesson Nottingham used to be called Snottingham (I wouldn’t want to be living in Scunthorpe for fear of a similar future name change) but before the Norman Conquest (i.e. during the Saxon times) it was actually called Tigguo Cobauc me ...

Mildew82 31.07.2013 · Read full review
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Going Underground

Advantages: An insight into medieval city life
Disadvantages: tour too short

...Having lived close to Nottingham for a few years now, one attraction which seems to stand out is the Nottingham Caves. As you drive into Nottingham you cannot but fail to notice that the town is situated on sandstone, and the prominence of caves are appar ...

helencbradshaw 13.01.2008 · Read full review
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Learn about the interesting thigs tanners did with poo!

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I spent the last school holidays trying to keep my daughter busy and entertained . Not having access to a car, our adventures have been largely limited to areas we can reach by bus - and nowhere is more handy than Nottinghams City of Caves attraction, th ...

Thehonesttruth 18.06.2010 · Read full review
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