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5. Rufford Country Park and Sculpture Garden

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Rufford Country Park and Sculpture Garden

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Located near Ollerton, on the edge of historic Sherwood Forest, this 150 acre park is one of Nottinghamshire’s most popular visitor attractions. At the heart of the park are the picturesque remains of a 12th century Cistercian monastery and later country house. Around them lie gardens, meadow and woodland.

The attractions of Rufford range from a contemporary craft centre with gallery exhibitions to peaceful walks around the lake, and modern sculpture in the Formal Gardens.

Free annual events include a WWII re-enactment weekend and an international ceramics fair. Facilities include a restaurant, cafe and children’s play area. 

Rufford Abbey Country Park Address:
Rufford Abbey Country Park
NG22 9DF
England, UK 

Rufford Abbey Country Park Opening Times:     
10.00 am to 5.00 pm

10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Gift Shop and Craft Shop are located at Rufford Abbey
Open daily, 10.30 am to 5.00 pm. (4.30 pm winter)

Outdoor Living Shop (Rufford Mill)
Open daily, 10.30 am to 5.00 pm (4.30 pm winter)

Lakeside Garden Shop (Rufford Mill)
Open daily, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (4.30 pm winter)   
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre has two shops
Both open daily:
10.00 am to 5.00 pm summer
10.30 am to 4.00 pm winter

Rufford Craft Centre
Exhibition Gallery & Ceramic Centre
Open daily 10.30 am to 5.00 pm, March to end December, daily 10.30 am to 4.30 pm January and February

Please note: The Gallery closes for a short time during changeover of exhibitions. See Rufford Craft Centre for exhibition programme.
Rufford Abbey Country Park Admission:
Free – a small seasonal car parking charge applies 

T  +44 (0)1623 821338

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