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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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Always a good day

We are regular visitors to Rufford Abbey and always have a good day. The grounds are beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jen O
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Rufford Mill Events Team

I cannot praise the team at Rufford Mill highly enough. We recently held a charity event and from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SarahLou301
,
Lincoln, 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” (34 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (28 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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+44 1623 821350
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"coach house"
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"feed the ducks"
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"county council"
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"lovely walk around the lake"
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"craft shop"
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"all ages"
in 39 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 14 reviews
"nice walk"
in 23 reviews
"play area"
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"few hours"
in 29 reviews
"saville restaurant"
in 21 reviews
"lovely place"
in 27 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 16 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 13 reviews
"lovely afternoon"
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"nice cafe"
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"information boards"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to Rufford Abbey and always have a good day. The grounds are beautiful and kept in really good condition. There are some lovely walks for all and some great stop off points for a picnic. The maze is always a winner...More

Thank Jen O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot praise the team at Rufford Mill highly enough. We recently held a charity event and from the first email to the day after when we called back to collect some bits and pieces everyone was friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, and nothing was too much...More

2  Thank SarahLou301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gentle day out Pity dog had to remain on lead at all times Food was very good and sensibly priced 5 stars as all staff seemed happy in their work and it shows

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to just wander around soak in the beauty and history. There is a dining area indoors or alfresco the food is very good but not a huge choice. Lots of parking easy to access. The lake & accompanying wild life are...More

Thank Colin V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here thinking we’d have a little walk around & be back in the car within an hour- most definitely not!! We didn’t realise how much there was to do & see here!! There’s plenty of parking which only cost £3.50 per car. When...More

1  Thank Jowilson00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon his Park completely by accident and we were extremely glad we did. What a lovely park and grounds to visit. Loads of exploring to do with out preschool aged children, very easy flat walk. So much to do that was unfortunately cut short...More

Thank Trips-With-3-Kids
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only intended on having a short time here, but actually spent over 5 hours here! We parked at the mill end as I find that much quieter than the other park, it used to be £3 but it’s not £3.50 to park which you get...More

Thank Kerry32G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to meet friends here on recent hot Saturday - was blown away by the beauty of the park and the old Abbey. So beautifully laid out and run, with delightful walks, a lake, boating, archery, a garden centre, two dining places (both very good...More

Thank jimboDerby
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't visited Rufford for a long time, but thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There are now boats on the lake - obviously only available for hire at the weekend or school holidays. The paths are all in good states of repair and the cafes just as...More

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is suitable for all ages and ability, the walks are also suitable for wheelchair uses. Depending on time of year, it's just a lovely place to walk around and observe the wild life and the swans etc nesting. There are tea rooms and...More

Thank Maggs36
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Rigsby83
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
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Nikki G
March 25, 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
February 4, 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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