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Furness Abbey

Manor Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PJ, England
+44 1229 823420
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An amazing place to visit you can only see a part of it from the road

This is a must if you are in the area Have a look round the visitor centre before going round the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter H
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
My favourite place...EVER.

I've loved this place seince growing up down the road as a child. Now I make sure I go every time I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RogansBooks
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Manor Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PJ, England
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"english heritage"
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"guide book"
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"well worth a visit"
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"on site"
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"red sandstone"
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"the main road"
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"impressive ruins"
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"henry viii"
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"steeped in history"
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"its heyday"
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"conservation work"
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"cistercian monastery"
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"tranquil place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must if you are in the area Have a look round the visitor centre before going round the Abbey it is very interesting It can be a bit muddy in places but sensible shoes will be OK

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've loved this place seince growing up down the road as a child. Now I make sure I go every time I visit my childhood home, it is the perfect mix of historic, natural beauty and ethereal magic.

Thank RogansBooks
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Lovely sandstone abbey set in a beautiful valley (The vale of deadly nightshade). Some good walks to be had around it and a cafe for refreshment afterwards.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This 10th century Cistercian Monastery was the second richest / powerful monastery in England, Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire being the first. It was destroyed by Henry VIII during the reformation of 1537. However the folklore history tells a slightly different story. The monks resented...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here today. The lady who chatted to my friend and I in the visitor centre was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. We will be back next year on a brighter day to see the sunset and the shadows these impressive ruins...More

Thank Emma J
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Been visiting this since I was a toddler. What a calming place this is. Wander around and be amazed at the skills of those who built this place. Quiet, restful and overwhelmingly peaceful. Running water which appears and then disappears through bridges and tunnels. Odd...More

Thank Bill N
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited the Medieval Fair at Furness Abbey in September and it was very interesting with displays of falconry,metal working and basket weaving. Luckily it was a dry day as the area is mostly grass with some slopes which become very slippery when wet. Free...More

1  Thank 938fjg
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Beautiful arches, all remaining architecture is wonderful set in lovely well kept grounds, with a great little museum which houses some very intricate pieces, staff were very helpful and informative.

Thank bedwards054
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This fine historical monument is well worth a couple of hours of anybody's time. Follow the guidebook tour and marvel in the architecture of one of the finest and most impressive religious monuments in England. And, even better, there's a good selection of Lyme Bay...More

Thank Mo A
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Excellent history of the site given on arrival and the ruins were great. Lots of photo opportunities and interesting parts to walk around. The architecture is stunning and well worth a look.

Thank nmaidwell123
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