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Rufford Old Hall

200 Liverpool Road, Rufford L40 1SG, England
+44 1704 821254
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Stunning House

We sadly missed out on looking around the gardens as it was closed due to rain, however the house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jacobpopper21
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Great Hall to visit

We really enjoyed it here and have been back a few times. We came for the scarecrow festival in Oct... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
parrycb
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“national trust” (68 reviews)
“woodland walk” (11 reviews)
“egg hunt” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
200 Liverpool Road, Rufford L40 1SG, England
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+44 1704 821254
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"interesting building"
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"scones"
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"guided tour"
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"pleasant afternoon"
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"answer questions"
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"hesketh family"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"eccles cake"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sadly missed out on looking around the gardens as it was closed due to rain, however the house was absolutely brilliant! The volunteers weren’t as “in your face” as they normally are at these types of places, and I was really impressed with the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed it here and have been back a few times. We came for the scarecrow festival in Oct which was fun seeing all the hard work that went into making the scarecrows. Well worth coming for a day out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful garden and surrounding walks. The house never disappoints those who love history. Cafe is enjoyable but always busy; so plan for a bit of a wait. Parking is on site but can be full at times. Best value is to join the National Trust,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a grey day in the Easter break. We stopped for lunch in the cafe which was lovely & reasonably priced. The grounds are really well maintained and we even spotted a kingfisher! The house talk was really informative, and all of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building and grounds. Helpful and informative staff in most rooms. Lovely grounds. A bit expensive for a large family if not NT members.The cafe needs more staff to cope with demand.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would definitely recommend you visit here. Rufford Old Hall is steeped in history. The volunteers are very knowledgable and the talks are well worth staying for. The gardens are lovely. Parking is on site. Lots of Lancashire antiques on display. A remarkable house with history...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you ask the guides they have SO much more to tell you. Only when I got to the first floor did I ask why there was this ..... then I had to go down to the ground floor again & check it out in...More

1  Thank Fiona P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building sometimes used for weddings and you can see why. Very well looked after and fully equipped house with lots of very old furniture and plenty of information either on information cards or provided by the many trust helpers. There is a cafe and...More

1  Thank ZBH88
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Nice chilled visit on a Sat afternoon. Weather wasn't so good so only a quick ramble around the gardens - nice enough though. House is nice, interesting and well presented. Coffee shop really nice. Welcoming staff, nice coffee and great carrot cake! Nice place to...More

1  Thank Mike A
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Two things make this National Trust property stand out. Firstly, you get served in the restaurant - so much nicer than wandering around with a tray. Secondly, the guides are exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging and bring the property to life really well. Unfortunately I can't...More

1  Thank Bryan M
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Teresa B
28 January 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
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Peter F
9 July 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.
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Alan G
20 July 2016|
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Response from Carmel S | Property representative |
We have no disabled access to the upper floors I'm afraid but the lower floor is fully accessible and our team is always happy to provide anyone having difficulty a booklet and a chat about the upper floor. The gardens are... More
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