Rufford Country Park (Ollerton) Reviews
Description:Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. Tel: +44 (0) 1623 824153. Rufford Country Park is acres of woodland and parkland at the ... more
Newest Review: ... centre and once you've passed this you reach the building that once held the mill. This is now a gift shop with toilets and there is also a café. Outside here there is a large terrace with outdoor seating for when the weather is fine. From Rufford Mill you can see the lake and you'll notice that the footpath towards it is wide and of good quality. Wheelchairs and electric scooters can be ... more
Customer Rufford Country Park (Ollerton) Reviews (5)
by - written on 26/12/11 (Very useful, 64 readings)
Rufford Abbey Country Park is one of several areas within the Dukeries of North Nottinghamshire that is accessible to the general public. Historically the Dukeries were the huge country estates and hunting grounds of the Dukes and throughout this region which spans much of the Sherwood Forest there are numerous such examples to be found, but many of these estates are still privately owned and largely closed to the public. Clumber Park (National Trust) and the area of Sherwood Forest near the Major Oak are the most well known public areas but Rufford Abbey is another fine example and is a wonderful place to experience this unique habitat. Rufford Abbey Country ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/01/10, updated on 24/01/10 (Very useful, 120 readings)
My little piece of heaven,just outside Ollerton,near Mansfield.A beautiful country estate that is now open to the public.It is completely free to enter.A small charge of £3 per car to park is all that is asked.If you are in a mini bus ,such as a day group or excursion,parking is free. So what is Rufford Country park? Well yes,the name states the obvious,but it is so much more than a country park. Founded in the 12th century by Gilbert de Gant,it was lived in by Cistercian monks.The Abbey was dissolved in 1534.The estate was later granted to the Talbot family, and its residents included George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury. In 1626, the house was ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/06/09 (Useful, 10 readings)
One of my all time favourite places to be is Rufford! I have been going to Rufford since i was a small child, and i remember my dad and mum taking us 5 kids there on a Sunday and having a picnic on the 'lawn'. If you have never been to Rufford, i find it a spectacular place. The parking is free on a normal weekday, but you are charged on the weekend, but i think it is only about £2.00. There are a large number of parking spaces, so you should be able to park pretty easily. As you come from the car park, you are met with the house, which has just had some lovely rose gardens re-done at the front. Go through the arch to the cafe and shops. The shops are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/05/01, updated on 11/05/01 (Very useful, 187 readings)
It was a fine bank holiday Monday and we were ready for an outing as a family. Picnic packed and ready to go we went back to an old favourite. Rufford country park, but why there? Rufford Park is a large park in north Nottinghamshire. There is plenty to do there whether travelling as adults or with children. The first hurdle is to park. If you go on a normal weekend or weekday there is plenty of parking costing £1.50. If you go on a bank holiday when every one else is going get there early or else they may run out of spaces. The park attendants are very good at directing you to what spaces there are. When parked the first place my ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/02/01, updated on 27/02/01 (Very useful, 235 readings)
Rufford Park was bought by the Nottinghamshire County Council in 1969 primarily as a country retreat for the residents of the City of Nottingham. Originally the park was the site of a Cistercian Abbey which was in existence between 1146 and 1536. When Henry VIII started dissolving the monasteries Rufford was one of the first to go as at that time there were very few monks present and the building was in a poor state of repair. Remains of the Abbey are still present and there is an exhibition depicting what life would have been like for the monks at that time. In 1536 the Earl of Shrewsbury took over the park and turned the Abbey into a private home. In ... Read the complete review
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