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Rufford Abbey Country Park
Near Ollerton, on the edge of historic Sherwood Forest, this 150 acre park is one of Nottinghamshire’s most popular visitor attractions. At the heart of the park are the picturesque remains of a 12th century Cistercian monastery and later country house. Around them lie gardens, meadow and woodland.  The attractions of Rufford range from a contemporary craft centre with gallery exhibitions to peaceful walks around the lake.  Click for a map of Rufford abbey.

Things To Do
  • Woodland walks and Formal Gardens
  • Ruins of 12th century abbey and later country house
  • Children's Play Village & Children's Garden - for youngsters aged 3 to 8.
  • Cistercian exhibition in the Undercroft - the life of Rufford's medieval monks
  • Creative Learning Centre at Rufford Craft Centre
  • Lakeside walks and Lakside Garden Shop
  • Savile Restaurant and Coach House Cafe
  • The Apsidal Gallery in the Orangery buildings - modern ceramics
  • Changing exhibitions of contemporary crafts in the Craft Centre Gallery
  • Modern sculpture and art installations in the gardens
  • The Wheel of Fortune Maze
  • The Camera Obscura
Rufford Abbey Country Park
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4 & 5 Dec: Christmas Gift Market

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December 2010

 Enjoy browsing varied gift stalls against the historic setting of Rufford Abbey. 

At 5pm our winter illuminations will also be available, so why not stay on and make an evening of it? 

  11.00am to 6.30pm

(Entry charge for admission to illuminations £2 adult, £1.50 child). 

Hot drinks will be on sale in the Coach House Café.

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