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Furness Abbey

Manor Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PJ, England
+44 1229 823420
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Impressive ruin in a lovely location

We like castles and abbeys and this is one of our favourites. It is unusual because of the stone it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Iain W
Very relaxing.

If you are ever in Barrow, a visit to the Abbey ruins is a must. Once one of the richest in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul S
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+44 1229 823420
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We like castles and abbeys and this is one of our favourites. It is unusual because of the stone it is built with and also in a wonderfully quiet natural amphitheatre rather like Rievaux in Yorkshire.

Thank Iain W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are ever in Barrow, a visit to the Abbey ruins is a must. Once one of the richest in the country. If you plan your visit well you might meet some of the monks.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in a lovely valley between Dalton & Barrow (in Furness) this abbey is a great place to visit. The abbey was begun in the 1100's and was developed into the 1500's before falling during the reformation. This makes for a fascinating visit trying to...More

Thank 589Richard
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth seeing and taki g a walk around the grounds. So much history there it's unbelievable. As u enter there is a Abbey taken was closed ehen we went but I bet u could get a good pint there. Houses in the grounds beautiful...More

Thank E3943RUleslier
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Knew the ruins of old, but terribly upset to see the mess they have been allowed to get into. Mould and fungi have taken over. The once beautiful sandstone is now mostly invisible.

Thank DrMIkeG
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A very impressive set of ruins and the little museum is lovely. The guide book was only £3.50 and really work it as brought things to life about what was happening where. The water running round the site was really interesting. The staff were lovely...More

Thank MariaWiltshire
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lovely scenery, nice enjoyable walk and a lovely little cafe where you can enjoy home made food , nice place to visit and dogs live the freedom

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend a couple of hours in the sun looking round the ruins of this 11th-15th century Abbey that was the second largest in England after Fountains Abbey. The visitor centre / Museum building does look a bit dated from the outside but...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Abbey has a very violent past, with Cromwell killing the monks and pulling the buildings down, but it is now a very relaxing and tranquil place to be. In a bit of a valley, you are sheltered from all the noise of the main...More

Thank McGoo24
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This venue was a short walk from our hotel. The lady in the visitor centre was extremely knowledgeable and spent time telling us quite a lot about the abbey. It isn't difficult to imagine the grandeur of what it was originally was like and I...More

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