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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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A great day out

while on holiday on the area we visited with our two dogs, worth the visit a lovely day out helped... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharon B
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Camberley, United Kingdom
Lovely family walk

As a family we quite often walk around Rufford Abbey Country Park. We take our 1 year old and 3... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DavidBulley
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Tuxford, 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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“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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"formal gardens"
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"saville restaurant"
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Reviewed 2 days 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a family we quite often walk around Rufford Abbey Country Park. We take our 1 year old and 3 year old. The walk isn’t too far but far enough to earn an ice cream. There is a lovely grass area for the children to...More

Thank DavidBulley
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on Sunday the 17th July you pay an entrance fee to park but it is worth the price If you like to walk it is a great country park to go around. There is a large lake which to hire boats and peddle...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a bit like it’s neighbour park Clumber really, just with less birds! Not any swans or geese from what I saw but the odd duck. Lovely gardens to wall around, children’s park being built in time for summer holidays. Activities such as golf, archery...More

Thank Allana S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to walk to this country park as we were staying near by. We were pleasantly surprised it is wonderful and suitable for all ages . It is lovely to walk round and very pretty .There is a lake either to walk round...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended Rufford to see the revamped country park and had tickets booked to attend the food & drink fair with special theatre tickets for the food demo by James Martin. The whole time was excellent and the time spent walking around the beautiful country...More

Thank bc2016232
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a beautiful relaxing and amazing day. The gardens are stunning and what we really want is to came back to enjoy much more. The ice creams are delicious, so let’s go back

Thank dinarodrigues65
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the Gardens, a lack of thought, species of plants & a very weedy herb garden, mint being out of control (school boy error) We appreciated the other gardens were being developed & invested in. The children’s film was very loud & wasn’t...More

Thank Ash D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our dogs whilst staying at Sherwood Pines holiday parc. We really enjoyed looking round the Abbey and then we had a lovely, long walk through the grounds. The route was well marked and it was all free!

Thank Tessy240000
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 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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shl980
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
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Rigsby83
17 February 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
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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