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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Closed Now: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Interesting ruin, amazing views, beautiful gardens

Just to wander in the grounds is a pleasure. Beautifully manicured by Nottinghamshire Council... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heather M
Nice walk

Came here with my daughter & her dog, we like to walk around new places & it gave the dog a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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All reviews coach house feed the ducks county council lovely walk around the lake all ages craft shop play area few hours lots of open space formal gardens nice walk saville restaurant lovely place information boards lovely afternoon nice cafe scones
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just to wander in the grounds is a pleasure. Beautifully manicured by Nottinghamshire Council, and obviously a great day out for all.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my daughter & her dog, we like to walk around new places & it gave the dog a good walk too. Interesting place with a couple of lovely shops, one being a garden one , I’m a big fan of plants so...More

Thank harribob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a delightful time in the Abbey ruins, reading the history of the house, the family, and the ghosts said to haunt the site. It's both educational and exciting - enough to keep children and adults alike entertained with tales of black monks and...More

1  Thank Alison P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a very rainy weekend. The grounds were simply beautiful and the play park kept the kids entertained for nearly an hour. We didn't get to see everything there was to offer as the weather got the better of us but will definitely...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Immaculate grounds, well laid out paths, circle walks, beautiful forests, stunning lakes, several cafes/restaurants at either end, shops, lots of wildlife and clean toilets. For the £3.50 parking fee it’s unbeatable. We spent several hours walking around with our dog, dogs have to be on...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great country park to visit. Car parking is £3.50 but you can get his back if you spend so much in the shops, cafe or restaurant. Plenty of walks to choose from. Have a look round the abbey ruins then ontogeny lake through the woods....More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited today and spent most of the day there. Midweek and it was busy, although the sun was out and it was warm weather. It’s £3.50 to park and there is a reasonably large tarmac car park, but not many disabled...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great day. My grandaughter loved the playground with climbing nets, tunnels and sandpit. For the adults the most unusual crazy golf ever. There is a cafe, restaurant, ice cream parlour and shop. The walk around the lake is very good with lots of...More

1  Thank 800sophie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quite a long time ago since we had been to Rufford Country Park. We met our friends Ros and Nick there and had a gentle stroll. It is really impressive with two places to eat, shops, a lovely adventure playground for children (and...More

Thank Edward02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely looked after place not to far to travel depending where u r from.Lovely grounds you can walk round the lake loads of seating lovely big lake 2 cafes one casual suited for childern or anyone.2nd smaller lovely food in the buildings near...More

Thank Maureen W
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9 September 2018|
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Response from Markuspil | Reviewed this property |
Hi,no I don’t think so.clumber Park has a dog friendly cafe.
29 June 2018|
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Response from blue718 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's great
16 June 2018|
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Response from bc2016232 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, sorry about the delayed reply. As I recall there were no signs, or at least I didn't see any signs to say that you could or could not bbq, but there are Rangers there and Rufford is a special place, particularly... More