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Rufford Abbey app

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Rufford Abbey app

Walk through the centuries at Rufford Abbey.

Rufford Abbey is the best-preserved remains of a Cistercian abbey west cloister range in England, dating mainly from around 1170. It was later incorporated into part of a 17th century mansion, set in the beautiful grounds of what is now Rufford Country Park.

Use the iOS and Android apps to explore some of Rufford’s hidden history as you walk around the modern day country park.

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Get in the frame with the Rufford Abbey app

You can play our Tree Trail iSpy game and take a unique souvenir photo of your visit using one of our special photo frames. The app also contains a timeline picture gallery.

“I was initially a bit nervous about commissioning a phone app to help visitors explore the history of our site.  I feared being confused by technobabble. To my relief, Dan didn’t overwhelm me with smartphone and developer jargon. He explained the development process simply and took care of the tech side – leaving me to concentrate on getting together the content. He understood that Council’s these days have fewer staff and that everyone has to multitask. He took things at my pace and when decisions had to be made (eg what images to use and how) he gave me simple clear choices. I felt that I could leave the details to him and get on with the rest of my job, confident in a professional result. I liked the personal and informal way of working – it’s direct and it saves time. A good experience!”

Linda Hardy, Visitor Services Manager, Rufford Abbey Country Park

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Explore 15 fascinating places Rufford Abbey Country Park using the app, which has an offline map and iSpy game.


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