Rufford Old Hall


This is a famous National Trust attraction in our village, Follow in Shakespeare's footsteps and visit one of Lancashire's finest Tudor buildings which was built in the 1530s. Discover something different every day, from the changing fortunes of the family who lived here, to Shakespeare’s connections with the house. You’ll discover stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of Hesketh family history.


View amazing furniture, armour and tapestries or discover the dining room with its food-laden table, lit candles and 'fire in the hearth' waiting to welcome the family's dinner guests. Outdoors enjoy a stroll in the formal Victorian and Edwardian garden, take a walk through the tranquil woodland or along the Leeds/Liverpool canal. At the centre of the property there’s an enchanting cobbled 18th Century court yard with stables, shippon and piggery. As you leave the court yard you will pass through a garden doorway and leap forward in time to the pleasure grounds of the late Victorian and Edwardian period.


Situated less than half a mile away from our property. It is possible to walk to this attraction.