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Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall is one of the National Trust’s preserved homes, situated not far from Face for Business’ premises. The hall was once home to the Hesketh family, and was built in approximately 1530. The Great Hall is the only original part of the house that survives from the original structure. The building is now open to the public, and represents a traditional home with rooms still set-up as they were once used, providing an informative and interesting insight into life since the 1500’s.

Victorian & Edwardian Grounds

The hall displays furniture, armour, tapestries and the dining room is set-out with food and crockery as it would have been used.  As well as showing an excellent example of life in the hall, the Victorian and Edwardian grounds offer an abundance of foliage and wild flowers, as well as the more structured garden areas and a place to picnic in.

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William Shakespeare

There is always something special happening at the hall, and in respect to their once famous guest – William Shakespeare himself – they hold occasionally hold performances in the Great Hall. Once inside this space, you will step back in time and can imagine what the atmosphere would have been like back in the day.

This tourist attraction would appeal to visitors of all ages. Whether you are there for an informative visit, or to have a great day out with the family, or would like some tranquil time.   Visit the National Trust’s website for further information.

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