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Unsuitable for wheelchairs

Visited on 7th April lots to see and tours being conducted. Unfortunately only able to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pauline J
Return visit

Car park very busy so had to park on main road and walk back. Went to cafe first for a snack. Quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael N
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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200 Liverpool Road, Rufford L40 1SG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on 7th April lots to see and tours being conducted. Unfortunately only able to see downstairs of the house as no wheelchair access upstairs, staff where very helpful putting down ramps so all the downstairs rooms could be viewed. Ate lunch at the cafe...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pauline J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Car park very busy so had to park on main road and walk back. Went to cafe first for a snack. Quite busy so had to wait a few minutes for a seat. Afternoon tea was quite pleasant but prices starting to creep up. Trip...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit as this was one of the only national Trust buildings open on a Monday whilst travelling over in the area. Well presented with good history; staff were more than welcoming and very passionate about the house sharing good knowledge which always helps...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rufford Old Hall is my nearest National Trust property and a place I've visited many times over the years. Sad to say, over the past two or three years so much about it seems to have deteriorated, especially the service and food in the cafe....More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank lillibet12309
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

... go NOW whilst the wonderful sea of crocuses are flowering. I’ve never seen such a wonderful display and wondered if this is a reason for dogs not being allowed (see below) even on leads people would walk them on the grass and at certain...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank annm1609
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Just a few miles from us yet never been. Really good, old hall beautiful and the gardens were just spring to live

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting place to wander round with knowledgeable guides. Worth getting the introductory talk which will bring your visit to life. Lovely gardens to wander round next to the canal.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here , and the staff were ( with one exception ) delightful. I greatly benefitted from a splendid talk given in the Hall by a superb expert, who was top class. However , I cannot understand why the Trust are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank curmudgeon123
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Have been here a few times in the past so this time I vowed to just do the garden , its not very big and the few that visit here tend to leave it out . At this time of the year the garden is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter e
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Not far from Preston the hall is easy to find with plenty of parking. Payment is on entry to the car park and you are given a map of the property. It isn’t too larger a properly and it doesn’t take long to walk around....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from Sheila K | Reviewed this property |
Hi As I am in the National Trust entry was free but there is an admission charge if you are not a member , website will give full details .
January 28, 2018|
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Response from OldBear | Reviewed this property |
Sunday 11 Feb is the first Sunday this year it will be open, from 11am to 4pm (House, Gardens, Tea Room and Gift shop)Check the National Trust Website for more information? It’s a nice place to visit but would take no longer... More
Peter F
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Buckko | Reviewed this property |
As someone else has said, I think it is due to some of the items not being owned by the property. The photography issue regarding flash is valid but they usually say just don't use a flash.