Follow in Shakespeare's footsteps and visit one of Lancashire's finest Tudor buildings
Rufford Old Hall - home to the Heskeths for 500 years - and its Great Hall was once the stage for a young William Shakespeare before he was famous.
Fantastic furniture, arms, armour and tapestries sweep through the hall, and history springs in to life in the Hesketh's dining room, its food-laden table, lit candles and 'fire in the hearth' waiting to welcome the family's dinner guests.
Stroll through Rufford's glorious Victorian and Edwardian gardens - and remember you're only a few feet (or meters) above sea level - making Rufford one of the lowest lying National Trust gardens in England.
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