Rufford Old Hall is a fine Tudor building, home to 500 years of Hesketh family history and is one of the lowest lying National Trust gardens in England.
The Tudor Great Hall features fantastic furniture tapestries and arms. There is also a carved oak screen which is a rare survivor from the 1500s. See history come to life in the Hesketh’s dining room with a food-laden table, lit candles and welcoming fire.
There’s also reasonable evidence to suggest that Shakespeare spent a short time here in his teen years. Ask the staff about the evidence and decide for yourself!