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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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The ancient walls held a magic all of their own.

Character & atmosphere in this attraction. We called to sample the food at Lord Savilles Kitchen... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan A
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
New play park

There were many inconsiderate dog owners who ignored 'No Dogs' in play area signs and took their... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan B
,
Scunthorpe
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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” (33 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (28 reviews)
“county council” (10 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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"lovely walk around the lake"
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"all ages"
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"craft shop"
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"play area"
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"lots of open space"
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"nice walk"
in 23 reviews
"formal gardens"
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"few hours"
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"saville restaurant"
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"lovely place"
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"nice cafe"
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"lovely afternoon"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Character & atmosphere in this attraction. We called to sample the food at Lord Savilles Kitchen. Nice carvery but only white meat available. The sweets were delicious. Service very good & delivered by a friendly & respectful waitress. The Tetleys bitter was on form. Can...More

Thank Alan A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were many inconsiderate dog owners who ignored 'No Dogs' in play area signs and took their pooches with them into the play area,some children were too frightened to go off and play and this must have spoilt the day for many families.If the area...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a voucher and pre booked as requested, got to the front desk to be informed she no record of us or our booking, she sat us down and went off to check. She came back, all this done with no smile or grace,...More

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

'Booked' for a meal at 3pm for the carvery and desert voucher. Had to line up in a massive que for 25 minutes to tell the staff we had arrived as we were ignored when stood at the restaurant desk. After we were taken to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought two seven year old American grandchildren here for day out.....it was a lovely day....very hot....everywhere was very busy......it’s a very spread out with lots to do....all at extra cost. The car parking is very good at £3-50 per car. And if you spend £20...More

Thank margaret s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great day out the walk is lovely unfortunately people who drop litter 5 feet from a bin let it down a bit no respect for the place such a shame

Thank Shelley M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an unfortunate incident with a very angry elderly archery instructor. My son aged 7 went to do archery and was understandably excited. He was given a bow and arrow and told to shoot without any further instructions. No safety briefing, no demonstration. The...More

Thank TWaddy11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Rufford for the first time in a few years. It really was fantastic! We parked in the Mill car park which cost £3.50 for the day. The children enjoyed watching the cars drive through the ford while I enjoyed a coffee in the...More

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice park but many areas are overrun with weeds and empty of gardens, just brick borders around soil. The children’s playground was closed during the Summer holidays which seems ill planned. The cafe serves very limited food that is of very poor quality....More

Thank almond6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Rufford regularly, at least 5 times a year I would say. My kids love it there and my 10 yr old daughter was really excited to try out the new adventure play area that opened this week. However, she only had one go...More

Thank Giggibo
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VJP81
29 June 2018|
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Response from Tessy240000 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in May, so I don't know I'm afraid. We are not local.
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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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