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Rufford Old Hall is my nearest National Trust property and a place I've visited many times over the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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... go NOW whilst the wonderful sea of crocuses are flowering. I’ve never seen such a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Workington, United Kingdom
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200 Liverpool Road, Rufford L40 1SG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Rufford Old Hall is my nearest National Trust property and a place I've visited many times over the years. Sad to say, over the past two or three years so much about it seems to have deteriorated, especially the service and food in the cafe....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lillibet12309
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

... go NOW whilst the wonderful sea of crocuses are flowering. I’ve never seen such a wonderful display and wondered if this is a reason for dogs not being allowed (see below) even on leads people would walk them on the grass and at certain...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank annm1609
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a few miles from us yet never been. Really good, old hall beautiful and the gardens were just spring to live

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank trelawney5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to wander round with knowledgeable guides. Worth getting the introductory talk which will bring your visit to life. Lovely gardens to wander round next to the canal.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here , and the staff were ( with one exception ) delightful. I greatly benefitted from a splendid talk given in the Hall by a superb expert, who was top class. However , I cannot understand why the Trust are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank curmudgeon123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been here a few times in the past so this time I vowed to just do the garden , its not very big and the few that visit here tend to leave it out . At this time of the year the garden is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter e
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Not far from Preston the hall is easy to find with plenty of parking. Payment is on entry to the car park and you are given a map of the property. It isn’t too larger a properly and it doesn’t take long to walk around....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

What a perfect afternoon. A visit to Santa - magical! A choir singing in the hall that had been decorated beautifully - a roaring log fire , the largest wreath I’ve ever seen, a gorgeous Christmas tree and lovely natural decorations from the grounds. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Marie C
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Beautiful old house, friendly and helpful docents who are very knowledgeable about the house. Not a large house but it is well worth the stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Visited Rufford Old Hall last month. Great visit, enjoyed the talk given in the great hall about the history of the Hall, very interesting. Interesting place and lovely grounds. Also, enjoyed seeing the scarecrow trail which was on when we visited. We did the hall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 July 2018|
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Response from Sheila K | Reviewed this property |
Hi As I am in the National Trust entry was free but there is an admission charge if you are not a member , website will give full details .
28 January 2018|
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Response from OldBear | Reviewed this property |
Sunday 11 Feb is the first Sunday this year it will be open, from 11am to 4pm (House, Gardens, Tea Room and Gift shop)Check the National Trust Website for more information? It’s a nice place to visit but would take no longer... More
Peter F
8 July 2017|
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Response from Buckko | Reviewed this property |
As someone else has said, I think it is due to some of the items not being owned by the property. The photography issue regarding flash is valid but they usually say just don't use a flash.