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Enjoy a stroll around the grounds before exploring this lovely old building

This is a small National Trust Property with lovely gardens and walks, one is beside the Rufford... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Douglas, United Kingdom
What a gem!

Well worth visiting. We just missed 12 pm talk about The Great Hall. However we were able to join... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christine T
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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200 Liverpool Road, Rufford L40 1SG, England
+44 1704 821254
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small National Trust Property with lovely gardens and walks, one is beside the Rufford Canal. The volunteers are friendly and welcoming, knowledgeable (and more than willing to share their knowledge). Dogs are allowed in the grounds but obviously not in the formal...More

1  Thank Jan295
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth visiting. We just missed 12 pm talk about The Great Hall. However we were able to join 1 pm garden tour which also gave information about the house. The tour lasted 1 hour. We went into The Great Hall for 2 pm. Again...More

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the property on a very special occasion. On early May/2014, we went to Rufford Hall for a satire performance on Henry VIII's young life ("Interlude of Youth"), having been commissioned to mark the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. When we entered the hall,...More

1  Thank Ma290Mo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small house which more than makes up for its size by its captivating interior. The inside is a delight and there are plenty of people around to answer any questions you may have. All in all it is delightful. Enhanced by a...More

2  Thank George E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another place we had wanted to visit for a while. Gardens a little disappointing, but the house was interesting. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place for a wander round to see how the British history has shaped our world. Lots of helpful staff, lots of details to help understand how the hall is important in our history and plenty for children to to to help them learn in...More

1  Thank PeterDD1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this as in the area. Access is directly off the A59. Young lady on the gate was very welcoming and helpful. An old hall with interesting interior, especially the great hall, with its timber ceiling. Pretty garden to stroll round, tea shop for...More

1  Thank Anne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite difficult to find from postcode,not well signed.Plenty of parking.Disappointed there,s no out-buildings to view.Gardens are ok,nothing special.Worth joining house talk to get history of family.Room guides very helpful & friendly,shame more rooms not available.Poor display in cafe,limited expensive menu,only waitress service(a lovely lady) which...More

1  Thank quadrant2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the area for a few days from Devon visiting family so decided to check it out. Very nice house the usual problems with a small mobility scooter on cobbles bit to be expected. Hot drink and great Ginger Biscuits

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited today on a very wet day but received a warm welcome. Grounds, gardens and walk along the canal were lovely but we waited until the weather improved. The property is steeped in history and very interesting. Quite small and did not take long...More

1  Thank lakelover908
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Lauren F
21 July 2018|
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Response from abbey141 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to pay an entrance fee if you are NOT a member of the National Trust.
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
Peter F
8 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.