Rufford Old Hall is a National Trust property in Lancashire and it’s a place we’ve visited a few times before. In summer, the Victorian gardens are a great place in which to relax but this visit was a bit too early to catch the gardens at their best and we have made a mental note to return in the Summer.
As with most National Trust properties, there is plenty of history and some friendly guides to explain things as you go around.
The Hall was built in about 1530 for Sir Robert Hesketh. Now only the Great Hall survives from the original structure. A brick-built wing in the style was added in 1661, at right angles to the Great Hall, and a third wing was added in the 1820s.
You are not allowed to take photos, other than in the Great Hall, so you can only get a partial view of what’s on offer here…