Mad, bad and dangerous to know --- but inexplicably Newstead Abbey, former home of the local bad boy of Romantic Poetry, Lord Byron, does not actually sell t-shirts with this famous description of the man himself.
It was nice to finally go around the remains of the abbey and the later Byron family house as a grown-up: I'd been to the gardens as a kid but not in the house itself. It's actually a rather good visit with some interesting displays and there was certainly more to see than I imagined!
Anyway, we had a lovely day in the sunshine, watching waders and enjoying the gardens. Photos below...
Cloud outside the grand entrance to Newstead Abbey.
Gardens of Newstead Abbey
Rullsenberg standing in the sun at Newstead Abbey
Wader at Newstead Abbey garden lily pond
Memorial to Boatswain, Byron's dog
A shady area at Newstead Abbey gardens