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Furness Abbey

Manor Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PJ, England
+44 1229 823420
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Stunning

Founded by Stephen before he became king, he was far better at founding abbeys than he was at being... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KevinSadler2364
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Important and evocative ruin

This Abbey was the third most important in the country until the Dissolution of the monasteries... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
davidgsuk
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Cheshire
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Manor Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PJ, England
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"english heritage"
in 38 reviews
"guide book"
in 22 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 36 reviews
"on site"
in 16 reviews
"red sandstone"
in 7 reviews
"the main road"
in 7 reviews
"impressive ruins"
in 6 reviews
"henry viii"
in 5 reviews
"huge site"
in 4 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 8 reviews
"its heyday"
in 4 reviews
"conservation work"
in 4 reviews
"cistercian monastery"
in 4 reviews
"tranquil place"
in 4 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 11 reviews
"small museum"
in 13 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed yesterday

Founded by Stephen before he became king, he was far better at founding abbeys than he was at being a monarch, the ruins of Furness Abbey are stunning. Set in beautiful countryside, there's plenty to be going on with to give you an idea how...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Abbey was the third most important in the country until the Dissolution of the monasteries. Its ruined remains are well kept by English Heritage.Very photogenic. Most of it can be seen from outside. Lovely walks in well kept woods and a cafe nearby, with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wonderful Cistercian abbey is not visited enough: it's setting in the lovely vale of the deadly nightshade and the sunlight on the old sandstone are amazing. Do go!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

My daughter was on holiday from America, we decided to stop and explore. Quaint, beautiful, peaceful.

Thank Suzette C
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Furness Abbey is a great place to visit. The remains of the Abbey vary from 3 storey walls to some low wall boundaries, but there are some lovely features so discover and the water course adds to the calm, relaxing atmosphere. There is a small...More

1  Thank bgreen73
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We loved coming here, I have lived in Ulverston all of my life, and have never been here before. Me and my partner really enjoyed out time here, the dog did too!

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Enjoyed walking round the old ruins. Amazing to think it dates back to 1127. Very informative member of staff in shop.

Thank beegirl29
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I love the Abbey. Parking. Little shop. Toilets. You can take your dog. You can have a picnic. And that's before you've even started exploring the actual ruin! It's free to EH members but also to local residents with proof of address. Even then it's...More

Thank NorthernGirl73
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit especially if you like history, it’s a very interesting place. Lovely walks around the abbey. Stopped and had refreshments at the cafe.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Love walking up to the Abbey. Walk along the Red River walk and you will come across this spectacular place. Visit the shop where you can see medieval items and walk around the Abbey.

1  Thank jude85564
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