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Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey in Ravenshead is just a few miles from Mansfield. It is a beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland. It was founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead became the base of the Byron family in 1540 and was home to the famous poet Lord Byron between 1808 and 1814. Inside the abbey visitors can explore the medieval cloisters, Victorian room settings and Lord Byron's private apartments. During each the last Sunday of each month visitors can also enjoy tours of the Victorian kitchen.

The gardens and parkland cover more than 300 acres of historic parkland with a variety of habitats. The paths roam past lakes, ponds and waterfalls. The gardens are a perfect place for a stroll and to escape from hectic life's stresses and strains. They have something to offer in all seasons, with such spectacular displays of colour. The gardens include The Fern Garden, Rockery, Sub-Topical Garden, Spanish Garden and Japanese Garden. There is also the beautiful Rose Garden. Families can explore the maze like Spanish garden and have fun in the children's adventure playground and picnic area. The children's play area has lots of wooden swings and things to keep the children occupied. Combine your family outing at Newstead with Limo Hire Mansfield and it will add extra fun and enjoyment to your family day out.

There is a cafe serving coffee, cakes and light lunches however, you can easily set up a picnic anywhere in the grounds. Just outside the cafe is a small courtyard where often peacocks often come and sit while you enjoy your refreshment. Its great fun for children to watch and learn about the bird.
Throughout the year there are a number of events held within the ground including open air concerts, Jane Austen ball, Victorian weekends, and theatre productions. Limo Hire Mansfield can help you make your evening to the theatre extra special. Hire a limousine with Limo Hire Mansfield for anyone of these events. You will be provided with door- to- door service, from your home to the Newstead Abbey. It's an ideal way to add that extra excitement to your theatre or concert performance.

Newstead Abbey's Priory church, the Orangery is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and can accommodate up to 100 guests. The Orangery got its name from the Byron family; they converted the Priory church for growing citrus fruits. The Orangery has a plaster ceiling, crystal chandelier and large windows with beautiful views of the French gardens. Drinks may be served in the Garden room that adjoins the French garden, allowing wedding guest to mingle as photographs are being taken. It is the most magical and perfect venue for a fairy tale wedding with a civil service. There are plenty of good hotel nearby for guest who do not live local. The staff at Newstead Abbey are very helpful and supportive with the lead up to a couple's wedding day. Wedding receptions can be held on site too or there are plenty of reception venues in and around Mansfield.

For such a special wedding venue, the beautiful bride will want to arrive at the entrance of this historic house in style. Limo Hire Mansfield provides exquisite and luxurious vehicles for every couples taste and style. The grandeur of the Rolls Royce Phantom or the gracefulness of the Baby Bentley limo, together with the idyllic setting of Newstead Abbey will help create a special ambience to ensure your wedding day will be a day to remember.

Limo Hire Mansfield advises you to see our fleet of vehicles on before making any final decision of which limousine or prestige vehicle to hire for your special day. Hire Limo Mansfield is totally committed to meeting the needs of our customers and take pride in delivering a high quality service.

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