Rufford Abbey Country Park

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

Founded 870 years ago on the edge of Sherwood Forest, today's Rufford Abbey is a romantic ruin set in a beautiful park. Enjoy its nature, art and history. From swans and swallows to cheeky squirrels our woodlands are full of things to see and explore. Spread a picnic blanket, enjoy a snack in the cafe or indulge 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 and Abbey ruins
    £3 car parking charge (£30 season ticket on sale in the Craft Shop) 
  • 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
  • Lots of dining options from ice cream kiosks to our beautiful Victorian kitchen restaurant
  • Courtyard Deli, Craft Shop and Outdoor Living Shop
  • Mobility scooter hire & free wheelchair loan

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

Contact us today on: 01623 821338

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