Rufford Abbey Country Park

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Welcome to Rufford Abbey Country Park, a magical place to visit all year round

Founded on the edge of Sherwood Forest 870 years ago, Rufford Abbey is today a romantic ruin, set in a beautiful park.  Enjoy its nature, art, history, fresh air and fun.  From swans and swallows to cheeky squirrels, there's wildlife galore, woodland to wander, sculpture to admire. Spread a picnic blanket, grab a snack in the Cafe or celebrate with afternoon tea in Lord Savile's Victorian kitchen. Our paths are pram and mobility scooter friendly, so whatever your age, it's easy to get around and explore.

Set in the heart of Robin Hood Country the park, which is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council, offers native woodland, a lake and gardens as well as a range of attractions, activities and catering options managed by Parkwood Outdoors.

 

Key information 

  • Open every day except Christmas Day
  • Free admission to park & abbey ruins.  £3 car parking charge 
  • Car parks open 8.30 am - 5.30 pm (car parking charge applies 9.00 am to 4.30 pm)
  • Dogs welcome on a lead
  • Three eateries  
  • Craft Shop & Outdoor Living Shop
  • Coming soon - The Courtyard Deli
  • Mobility scooter hire & free wheelchair loan
  • Car park season ticket £30 - on sale now at our Craft Shop

Click on one of the links below to find out more about our site or get in touch!

Contact us today on: Visitor Reception 01623 821338 / 821348 Restaurant Bookings 01623 821350 Weddings 01623 827315 Office 01623 821352

Business Hours

  • Park Grounds -   Dawn to dusk
  • Visitor Information -   Daily 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Shops -   Daily 10.30am - 5.00pm (4.30pm winter)
  • Coach House Cafe -   10.00am - 5pm (4.30pm winter)
  • Lord Savile's Kitchen   Daily 11am -3pm weekdays. (To 4pm weekends)


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About Us

Rufford Abbey Country Park is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council. Set in the heart of Robin Hood Country the park offers native woodland, a lake and gardens as well as a range of attractions, activities and catering options managed by Parkwood Outdoors.

Address

Rufford Abbey Country Park Ollerton Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF