On Wednesday 9th July, the History group and friends (23 people in all) visited Newstead Abbey, twelve miles north of Nottingham. At one time it was the home of the poet, Lord Byron. It is now owned by Nottingham City Council.
We arrived by car share from 11.15 -12.00 and had a cup of coffee in the cafe or went for a stroll in the lovely grounds. At 12.30 we had a delicious lunch in our own private dining room.
At 1.30 our guide, David, came to take us on the tour of the abbey (actually a priory) and he gave us a most informative and interesting talk lasting just over an hour. By the end of it we all knew that amongst many other things, Lord Byron was a bit of a cad!
We then had time to look round the grounds and have a group photo before returning home after an excellent day out. Thanks to Hugh Sharp for organising this!
Pictures can be viewed on the Gallery page of the website.