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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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31st May 2015: Meet a Monk

31st May 2015

Meet a Monk

Listen to Brother Oswald, Cistercian Lay Brother of Rufford Abbey.  Learn about the Abbey buildings and the lives of the monks who lived here 800 years ago.  

Brother Oswald will be available from noon to answer questions before setting off on a tour of the Abbey at 2.30 pm. 

For more information tel:  0300 500 8080.  Please note that parts of the Abbey are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Time:  12.00 noon to 4.00 pm
Cost:   FREE

Carparking charges apply (£3)

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