Victorian scent of roses and lavender lingers in the air at
the bottom of a staircase in the Abbey...
At one certain place in Newstead, where a passageway crosses
the bottom of a staircase there is often a strong, heavy,
Victorian scent of roses and lavender.
No-one has actually been seen but there are numerous stories
of people smelling the perfume.
It is only in a small area and can vanish as suddenly as it
The staff at Newstead often put on Ghost Tours and one night
were doing just that with various members of staff dressing
up to re-enact some of the ghostly goings on at the Abbey.
of the Rose Lady
Lady was not on the schedule but she had other ideas.
All of a sudden the whole group of people who were being shown
round on the tour became aware of a very strong scent of roses
They were convinced it was just another one of the staged
effects and would not believe there was anything out of the
ordinary, but the staff knew otherwise!
Since then the Rose Lady has been included in the itinerary.