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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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Lovely day

A lovely place for a day out , we did the fairy trail with my daughter which was well organised and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
935donnar
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Pushchair friendly

Easy walking round the lake, even with a wheelchair or pushchair Free parking during the week & £3... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lesley h
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Retford, 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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“ice house” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
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"coach house"
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"county council"
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"lovely walk around the lake"
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"children's play"
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"all ages"
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"english heritage"
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"nice walk"
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"formal gardens"
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"few hours"
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"lots of open space"
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"play area"
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"saville restaurant"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"lovely grounds"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely place for a day out , we did the fairy trail with my daughter which was well organised and fun and obviously alot of work had gone into it, they do different trails during the year and they are always good fun for...More

Thank 935donnar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easy walking round the lake, even with a wheelchair or pushchair Free parking during the week & £3 at weekends, which you can get back when spending money in the cafe Wild birds & wildlife to see in abundance Children's play area, when it's a...More

Thank lesley h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gardens, lake, woods and walks, cafe plus a ruined abbey. Well worth a visit for a few hours. No entry fee and no parking charge in the winter.

Thank AndyNorwichUK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely park to walk round. Cafe terrible - avoid at all costs. Very cramped and claustrophobic inside and very noisy. Coffee was cold and tasteless and the egg sandwich was the worst I have ever had. Soggy bread, soggy cucumber and hardly any filling with...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We have regularly eaten lunch at Saville's and enjoyed it.We visited on New year's Day for my son's birthday.We were very disappointed with the meal,the chicken and pork were very dry.I don't know if we will eat there again such a shame.

Thank blue718
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place. Really clean and extremely good value for a day out. Just paid £3.00 for parking. Fabulous shopand on site refreshments. Plus plenty of choices for walks and fun for older children too

Thank morrisclan m
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

First visit here just moved to the area and its on our doorstep. What a great place lots of wildlife and great walks.

Thank Anita E
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

What a great start to the year with a visit to Rufford for a walk around the lake. Lovely park to visit anytime and with the swans and ducks to greet you near the mill and lots of birds really enjoyable. The cafe in the...More

Thank 2014Jandy
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Decided to have a run out to Rufford Abbey,just off the A614 notts on the 18/December 2017 what a great place to have a country walk lots of wild life around the lakes ,paths kept weĺl good for all ages & mobility scooters,places to get...More

Thank 9alf
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We spent an afternoon walking around the grounds. The lake had iced over so we had fun watching ducks slipping and sliding or flying in and sliding on their bellies till they stopped. There were a lot of ducks and swans. At the mill end...More

Thank Amelia C
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Rigsby83
17 February 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is Pet Friendly with excellent walks around the lake.Have a good day out at this inexpensive day out.You only splendid time have to pay for the car park. Some attractions are chargeable
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Nikki G
25 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
4 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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