Rufford Abbey and Country Park

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Located 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 and ‘potters in residence’ to peaceful walks around the lake. There’s plenty to do all year round at Rufford. Enjoy a tasty cooked lunch in the Victorian-style Savile Restaurant, relax over a coffee in the Coach House Café or browse in the Lakeside Garden Shop. Join in one of our regular park events, take the dog for a walk in the woods, or explore the Abbey ruins, said to be one of Nottinghamshire’s most haunted spots!

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Religion

Rufford Abbey and Country Park
NG22 9DF





01623 822944

catering: Savile Restaurant & Coach House Café

01623 821310

Craft centre shop

01623 821346


01623 825919

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