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“Peaceful garden”
Review of Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Rufford
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice peaceful garden. Carpark and part of garden dog friendly, Canal path nearby was a nice place to walk

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gardens to sit in that are not too formal. The tea room serves you at your table with excellent seating in the courtyard outside. There are talks about the house and tours of the gardens.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Not a huge place but lovely nevertheless. Staff were friendly and informative. Food in the tea room was excellent. Gardens are beautiful.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Greeted on the gate by a friendly and helpful staff member, he pointed us in various directions for different activities. The car park is not huge so arrive early to get a space, we arrived at lunch time and snagged one of the last couple of spaces.

Heading straight to the house, you are advised that photography is only permitted in the great hall which is the only surviving part of the original building. Realising a talk was starting in about 15 minutes, we took our time looking around the room. The talk was fascinating, if you are able, I would suggest you listen to one. The house is really interesting and seemed much bigger than we expected. Other visitors were playing a piano upstairs which was lovely to hear whilst browsing the rooms.

The grounds were great to walk round and beautifully maintained. The woodland walk was nice, being very late April we were able to gaze upon a sea of bluebells and followed the path up to the Leeds Liverpool canal. We ate a packed lunch on a picnic table in the courtyard and browsed the well stocked shop. The toilets were lovely and clean. Enjoying the house so much we walked around it again before we left. Being only a short drive away, we will most definitely be visiting again.

Thank Herta F
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This NT property is lovely - admittedly we did visit on a sunny May day. Striking half-timbered bits, and lots of nooks and crannies. Medieval hall with armour and swords !
If anything the grounds are even better, with lovely flowers and well laid out. Good for 2-3 hours at least.

Thank Stilton54
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