Everybody has heard of Lord Byron, one of the great characters of English literary history, once described as "Mad, bad and dangerous to know". His family home was at Newstead Abbey just to the north of Nottingham. From the atmospheric ruins of the medieval abbey to the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds of the estate, we will - in the words of the poet himself - walk in beauty and see all that's best of dark and bright. And along the way we will discover much more about Byron's life, adventures and his many eccentricities.
Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Nottingham with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Nottingham. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
15 June 2021
Great to visit areas in may own country, which I have never got around to seeing before. Ian is a great guide.
14 June 2021
Very interesting tour and information about Lord Byron
13 June 2021
Great tour really enjoyed it, Ian - as ever - a superb story teller and weaves a fabulous picture of sites
Shirley ( 🇨🇦 Edmonton, AB) 🐶.
13 June 2021
A very excellent tour from a very knowledgeable guide. I always enjoy your tours Ian
13 June 2021
Ian always does a great job but this tour was absolutely fascinating with his discussion of Lord Byron. Well done, sir.