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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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Beautiful place to explore

There is much to love about Rufford Abbey. It has history, shops and activities, beautiful scenery... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stuart C
via mobile
What a wonderful place

Popped over on the recommendation of friends,and safe to say they are still our friends LOL,only £3... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicholas H
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Sheffield, 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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“coach house” (31 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (28 reviews)
“gift shops” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is much to love about Rufford Abbey. It has history, shops and activities, beautiful scenery and is just a great place to explore. Parking is £3 for the day from a parking attendant who gives change. The old house is beautiful and you can...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped over on the recommendation of friends,and safe to say they are still our friends LOL,only £3 to park and had a lovely walk around the extensive grounds and lake, plenty of open space for the kids to run around and if they need that...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time we've been here for a long time. Cheap to get it - only £3. Nice lake to take a walk around and not too big if you don't want to go too far. Parking and a cafe at both ends of the lake.

Thank TravellingToothPuller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rufford park has lovely walks around the ponds and grounds and stunning views, the abbey ruins are lovely and the grounds peaceful. On the A614 with lots of parking. Well sign posted, plenty of places to rest your legs, suitable for wheel chairs and children...More

Thank Enid B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on the Saturday of the Wartime Weekend with 3 of us in the car we thought the parking /entrance fee of £10 was very reasonable. There were some superb displays by the re-enactors with lots of good demonstrations and we were impressed by...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rufford is a fantastic place come rain or shine. Beautiful walks and plenty to keep you or a family occupied, it's also dog 🐶 friendly but must be kept on leads at all times. If you go on the main website it will tell you...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time in many yrs and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely scenery and great for walking around and wildlife! Meet up with my family here and went for some food in the restaurant food and drink are priced according to what you...More

Thank 787dan1012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well maintained. Shop pricy but some unusual items. Nice cafe but also on the expensive side. Plenty of open space for a picnic and ball games.

Thank gunner44_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's been a few changes to Rufford since my last visit with the park now being run by Parkwood Outdoors in conjunction with the county council. The lake, which used to be a tranquil haven for bird life now has boats for hire at weekends,...More

Thank DunelmArts
Linda H, Visitor Reception at Rufford Abbey Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and good to hear that you enjoy visiting Rufford Abbey. The Arts Service and Gallery did actually close several years ago - sadly due to the effects of Austerity reductions on local Council budgets. The Gift Shop (in Stables Courtyard)...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful walk around, grounds are beautifully kept. Lots of wildlife, excellent for all ages. Could visit all year round free just pay £3 for parking.

Thank layla_4616
Linda H, Visitor Reception at Rufford Abbey Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Rufford Abbey Country Park and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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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
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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.
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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.
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