Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Newstead Abbey in the sunshine

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 at Newstead Abbey, NottsCloud outside the grand entrance to Newstead Abbey.

Newstead Abbey gardensGardens of Newstead Abbey

Rullsenberg at Newstead AbbeyRullsenberg standing in the sun at Newstead Abbey

Wader at Newstead Abbey garden lily pondWader at Newstead Abbey garden lily pond

Boatswain the dog - memorial, Newstead AbbeyMemorial to Boatswain, Byron's dog

Shady trees at Newstead AbbeyA shady area at Newstead Abbey gardens


JoeinVegas said...

My goodness (if I have any) you guys sure are out and about this summer. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Phew! For a moment there, I thought you weren't wearing stripes. Then I scrolled down...