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Ghost Hunt Newstead Abbey, Nottingham
28 September, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 29 September, 2019 @ 1:00 am£39.50
Ghost Hunt Newstead Abbey. This beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Formerly an Augustinian priory, It was converted to a domestic home following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it is now best known as the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron between 1808 – 1814.
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Contrary to its current name, Newstead was never an abbey: it was a priory.
In the late 13th century, the priory was rebuilt and extended. It was extended again in the 15th-century, when the Dorter, Great Hall and Prior’s Lodgings were added. The priory was designed to be home to at least 13 monks, although there appears to have been only 12 (including the Prior) at the time of the dissolution.
Ghost Hunt Newstead Abbey, Nottingham - past events
Many ghost have been seen at Newstead Abbey. One of the ghosts seen on the grounds over the years is the “White Lady”. She is called the White Lady because she is always seen wearing a white dress. Her ghost is seen in Newstead’s expansive gardens.
Another ghost seen at the Abbey is called the “Rose Lady”. This entity is seen in a passageway located at the bottom of the staircase. When the Rose Lady appears she is always accompanied by the scent of roses or lavender that lingers after she disappears.
Lord Byron himself reported seeing a ghost in one of the Abbey’s bedchambers. He was sleeping in a room called the Rook Cell when he was startled out of a sound sleep by the sensation that something had entered the bed with him. As he sat up he spotted a featureless, dark mass that had glowing red eyes. He watched as this form rolled off his bed and disappeared as it hit the floor.