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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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Nice abbey & park, better for older children

Nice walk around the lake, grounds and abbey are lovely and well attended. Not as much for young... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Loughborough, United Kingdom
One of my favourite places to visit

We have been visiting Rufford Park for around 30 years. There is a historic Abbey, the lake with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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A beautiful country park set around the 12th-century ruins of Rufford Abbey. Gardens, lakeside walks & woodland, shops, cafe, restaurant, tea shop, and a small exhibition about the life of the medieval monks who once lived here. Play area for young children. Good access for prams, pushchairs, mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Accessible loos. We open every day except Xmas Day and it's free to enter. Car park charge. Dogs welcome on a lead. A relaxing and magical place to visit.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice walk around the lake, grounds and abbey are lovely and well attended. Not as much for young children to do, although the play area is a decent one with tunnels

Thank RLBAllen
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been visiting Rufford Park for around 30 years. There is a historic Abbey, the lake with it's nature reserve, the woodland area which has swathes of bluebells in the spring, the ice house, graves of the former owner's dogs and horse, a restaurant...More

Thank Lulabelle331
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been to Rufford many times, today on business but six weeks ago I took my sister. The courtyard is lovely to sit in the sun and have a snack. There's a restaurant too. The craft shop is great for gifts and some lovely greeting...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited with a friend and was really impressed by the beautiful country park and walks. The Abbey itself was also an amazing attraction to visit, which is being well preserved and lots of information is available to bring the abbey to life. I would...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The playground is a long long way from the car park and worse still it is about 500 m from the toilets! The website is wrong about the cost. The sand equipment in the playground is broken, it is missing the chains and buckets.. Grounds...More

1  Thank Louis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only charge for the park is the car parking. It's a great place with a lake, old house ruins and gardens as well as areas to entertaint the children. There's a new crazy golf course being built at the moment. Plenty of cafes for...More

1  Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a day visit when leaving Thoresby Hall. A lovely park to wander for a few hours. There are several walks and attractions around the walk. Nice Abbey to see. Nice selection of shops within the park and some lovely lake walks....More

Thank diane k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rufford Park itself is lovely, and excellent value for money. The one star is purely for the cafe, which was beyond poor. £7.95 for a butchers board which sounded great. 3 slices of meat, a mini pork pie and a mini bread roll with the...More

Thank peskypixies
Reviewed 1 week ago

we live near rufford and love to go for a walk and then a bite or lunch here. Good choice of food in a lovelt setting

Thank bescar45
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely slice of countryside centred around woodlands and lakes provides a great venue for a stroll, picnic or a place to take the children and play games on open land. Visitors ages cover the range and there is something that all would enjoy. A...More

Thank MikeH007
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Nikki G
26 March 2017|
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Response from Linda H | Property representative |
Yes, the ducks can be fed. Like us, birds suffer when they eat only "junk food" so may we suggest that instead of bread, peas, sweetcorn, lettuce and other items are healthier options. We also sell duck food. So that's a... More
danny s
5 February 2017|
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Response from CharlesDarney | Reviewed this property |
mobility scooters are available for hire at £2 per hour (max 2 hour session so everyone gets chance to use them) from Tourist Information. Advance booking advised, telephone (01623) 821338.
Malvin R
19 October 2016|
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Response from sim0nb51 | Reviewed this property |
Car park is £3. Hang on to your ticket and the fee wil be deducted if you spend £15+ in restaurant or some shops.