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Furness Abbey

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A must to visit

I would check opening times before coming although there are still some lovely walks around it... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Stephenie2018
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
History at its best

Visited and were amazed at the sandstone buildings ,there were good facilities all round and the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
peterharvey492017
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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All reviews english heritage guide book well worth a visit impressive ruins henry viii on site beautiful setting red sandstone its heyday conservation work cistercian monastery monks lived hidden gem steeped in history small museum gift shop peaceful place
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I would check opening times before coming although there are still some lovely walks around it. great day out for all

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephenie2018
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Visited and were amazed at the sandstone buildings ,there were good facilities all round and the staff were very helpful . It brought to mind what must have been one of the largest abbey's around ,and how the monks lived . A beautiful setting with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

This place is big. It’s very impressive. The detail that can still be seen is amazing. The lady in the centre was very helpful and told us the history of the abbey. Inside the centre there is stonework, it’s unbelievable to think how old these...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Should be on the local curriculum if it is not at the mo. Definitely buy a guide book and read it as you go. Also speak to the fab staff. She was really interesting to listen to and gave a potted history that really sparked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

This former Cistercian abbey was once one of the richest in England. It dates back to 1123, and was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1537. It is now operated by English Heritage and it is well worth a visit There is a visitors' centre and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I would recommend everyone come here. Even if you don't much care for history/archaeology. Just the fact that such a huge abbey from so long ago is still partially standing is impressive. The visitors centre is good with some good artefacts and info boards. And...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank louisebS8158IY
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Walke around the ruins or just walk around the nearby countryside, you wont be disappointed. Top it all off with fantastic food and ice cream at the cafe situated in thr amphitheatre. Car park is a little small and only toilet is in the cafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cumbrianlassiela13
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A stunning walk through memory lane. These ruins made me realize that old and broken can be beautiful too. Barrow is so rich in history. I love Cumbria!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Xmd914
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Visited this place, forgot how quiet it was. In lovely surroundings a pleasure to walk around. Well worth a visit, last time I was there must be 40 years ago, well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Raggy0001
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I was very impressed with this huge ruin. I took loads of photos. We went into the Museum and gift shop, which was equally interesting. The man serving was very helpful and knowledgeable. It’s also worth going to the museum there, because it tells you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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