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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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A well maintained and attractive public amenity

Although the £3 parking charge may be seen by some as an unwelcome imposition, this simple device... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter W
,
Sheffield, United Kingdom
A great family day out

Lots of fun for children and adults. Enjoyed crazy golf, a woodland trail, children's maze and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
humboldt2
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Warwickshire
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the £3 parking charge may be seen by some as an unwelcome imposition, this simple device does ensure that most visitors to the park appreciate the need to look after and respect the amenity and it also ensures that there is at least some...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fun for children and adults. Enjoyed crazy golf, a woodland trail, children's maze and rowing on the lake. Dog friendly too.

Thank humboldt2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit quite regularly and are never disappointed. Great walks and things of interest. A lovely children's play area and always something going on.. A choice of places to eat and plenty of benches around to rest on...

Thank Lister-Anderson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today and £3 parking but the it's a really nice place to take a walk around the pond you can go on rowing boat if you fancy.

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous well kept park. There is a charge of £3 for parking and it is worth every penny as tge rest of the park is free. There is the Stables Courtyard with a few shops, deli, visitor centre and gift shop. The...More

Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Lord Saviles kitchen for a Carvery meal, we were using a groupon voucher 2 meals and a dessert each for £15 a great deal. The place was clean and pleasant and the carvery was fresh and tasty and the staff pleasant and welcoming. It...More

Thank Mickcoates
Linda H, Visitor Reception at Rufford Abbey Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear that you enjoyed your carvery meal at Lord Savile's Kitchen and hope you will come and eat with us again soon. Afternoon tea with sparkling wine is a a favourite with our customers too!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place for a dog walk on a sunny Saturday afternoon. So lovely to see families of all ages enjoying the park

Thank Julie D
Linda H, Visitor Reception at Rufford Abbey Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes! It's great to see families enjoying the park - boating archery and golf are all new this summer and proving very popular. Come again soon:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my partner and dog nice place great views pleanty to do and walks are good cafe is good price and good food we had scones and tea can not fault them

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely few hours in the park. Some great walks and all dog friendly. Would definitely return for another visit.

Thank jeanwales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got the dog in the car, and off we went. The Park is quite extensive with several entrances; we'd decided to aim for the Mill, with its cafe, for a hot coffee on arrival. As we approached - something I've not seen in 20 years...More

2  Thank lawdylawdy
Linda H, Visitor Reception at Rufford Abbey Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, and thanks very much for your review. Yes - there aren't many fords left on country roads these days, so visitors are always interested to see ours. Some say that's how long ago we got our name! (Rufford / "The Rough Ford") Next...More

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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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