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Nice park and abbey ruin

Quite a large park with a lake. The mill rnd of the lake has a cafe and the main sitd contains the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anthony N
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Lovely day out

Take a picnic with you and enjoy a lovely day out. The rose garden and lavender hedges are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sheffield, England, 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...more
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Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a large park with a lake. The mill rnd of the lake has a cafe and the main sitd contains the abbey ruins, shops and restaurant..It is now run by a private company rather than the County Council which means that prices have gone...More

Thank Anthony N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take a picnic with you and enjoy a lovely day out. The rose garden and lavender hedges are beautiful. lots to see and do. well worth a visit.

Thank lynsley
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Rufford abbey with young baby, husband and grandparents today and it was a great day out. 3.50 parking but otherwise free. Nice lake to walk around and the abbey is interesting. Lots to see for a few hours and a peaceful, attractive place...More

Thank sarahfbirmingham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely peaceful haven. Sadly boating lake was closed but had a go at archery. Next visit will try the crazy golf. Beautiful setting for a picnic. Sunday dinner looks good... you'll get £3.50 parking back if you spend £20 .

Thank Wolflady8470
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Rufford Park on Sunday for a free showing of Lion King on the outdoor screen,It was amazing, The sun was out and there were people having picnics while watching the film. There are shops a restaurant and two cafes, Toilets at both ends...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just returned from a free outdoor screening of The Lion King film in the park which was a great way to spend a couple of hours. The quality of the fim was excellent as was the sound. Parking was easy and at £3.50 per...More

Thank watsonmelmore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful setting, levels lawns for picnics and games, plenty of benches for regularly stopping to rest & soak in the atmosphere and well signed trails. A small basic cafe and facilities at The Mill area but extensive facilities including gift shops, ice cream parlour,...More

Thank tjwig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Rufford on countless occasions over the years. Visiting in the late spring with the bluebells in full bloom is always inspiring. Walking around the lake or through the wooded areas is relaxing and refreshing. There is ample parking, a tea room, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a great time. The knights were brilliant and fabulous entertainers. Expected a bigger crowd. I will definitely go again.

Thank Pepperoni_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

while on holiday on the area we visited with our two dogs, worth the visit a lovely day out helped by good weather. very reasonable 3pds entry fee for the day café prices were reasonable as well and a good well stocked shop. we well...More

Thank Sharon B
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June 28, 2018|
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Response from jimboDerby | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was there two months ago - I don't know about the play area...
June 16, 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
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Nicholas H | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are welcome ,but i think they need to be on leads