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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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Special Events 2017

Sunday 19 March 2017

Rufford History Walk

Time: 2PM
Cost:  Free

Join one of our rangers on a whistle stop tour as they condense 870 years of history into a short walk around the abbey ruins surrounding scheduled ancient monument.

Suitable for:  This walk involves steps and uneven surfaces so is not suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs or people with mobility issues.

Time guidance:  walk lasts approx 1hr 15mins, meet outside Tourist information

Booking details:  No need to book.

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