Pictures of Rufford
Noted for its picturesque late-medieval manor house Rufford Old Hall, the village of Rufford occupies a fine setting on the fertile Lancashire Plains.
With the waters of the River Douglas flowing nearby, and the Rufford Canal, there is plenty of scope for boating activities, pleasant riverside walks to explore river-meadows inhabited by a rich variety of wildlife. There are lovely wooded areas, where you can soak up some peace and quiet whilst enjoying the sound of song birds, and watching the antics of rabbits and squirrels. Owls, Hawks and Pheasants mingle in the woods, and you may even catch a sighting of gentle roe deer.
Parbold Beacon, a short drive out of the village, rises to 394ft and gives lovely countryside and river views. Wrightington Bar, is an attractive village reached through narrow lanes which according to local legend were once the haunt of highwaymen.
A major attraction in the area is Martin Mere Wildlife and Wetland Trust Nature Reserve. This is an internationally important reserve were on seasonally flooded wetlands, large numbers of ducks, geese and swans form spectacular feeding flocks.
There is much to see and experience in this attractive part of Lancashire. Rufford is in close proximity to some fine sandy beaches, two famous golf courses - Royal Lytham St.Anne's and Royal Birkdale, and there are numerous Lancastrian villages and market towns with historic buildings and interesting churches.
You will find good accommodation in the region and a fine selection of pubs and restaurants. Ormskirk, Eccleston and Skelmersdale offer attractive shopping facilities.
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Hotels & Accommodation in Rufford
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Rufford Arms Hotel
Rufford, Lancashire, England (0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
The Rufford Arms Hotel is a family-run establishment, a short walk from the centre of Rufford and offering a restaurant and free parking. The restaurant offers modern home cooked meals, made with loc...
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The Farm Burscough
Burscough, Lancashire, England (3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction SW)
With free Wi-Fi and free parking on site, The Farm Burscough is 17 miles from Liverpool city centre and 5 miles from the market town of Ormskirk. It is a farm shop, tea room and restaurant with 4-star...
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Best Western Park Hall Hotel
Chorley, Lancashire, England (4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction E)
Set within 137 acres of stunning Lancashire countryside, this elegant hotel is located in Chorley, between Preston and Wigan, making it an ideal stop for travellers to Scotland....
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Days Inn Charnock Richard M6
Chorley, Lancashire, England (5.1 miles, 8.1 km, direction E)
Accessed from Northbound and Southbound carriageways of the M6 motorway, this hotel offers free parking and unlimited free Wi-Fi. A fully licensed restaurant and bar are also available....
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Premier Inn Southport (Ormskirk)
Southport, Lancashire, England (5.2 miles, 8.3 km, direction W)
Providing good value accommodation, Premier Inn Southport (Ormskirk) is 3 miles (4.8 km) from a Park & Ride facility at Kew, offering the perfect base from which to explore the area....
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Nearby travel help
|Rufford Station||(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)|
|Burscough Bridge Station||(2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction SW)|
|M6 Junction 27||(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction SE)|
|M58 Junction 3||(6.6 miles, 10.7 km, direction S)|
|Blackpool Airport||(13.2 miles, 21.3 km, direction NW)|
|Liverpool John Lennon Airport||(21.0 miles, 33.7 km, direction S)|
|Rufford to London||(185.6 miles, 298.6 km, direction SE)||