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Furness Abbey

1.5 miles N of Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PJ, England
01229 823420
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

we had a wander round the outside of the grounds of the abbey, as it was closed when we went to visit its so lovely and a great spot to visit during the day

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good vast area of ruins,took some lovely photos,a good price venue compared to others I have visited and haven't been as big.x

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As usual with all English Heritage sites, Furness Abbey is extremely interesting. I would suggest that the only improvement could be the addition of audio commentary for such an important historic site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited here several times when we used to live in barrow.had a walk round here,took in a rock concert on the ground opposite,climbed over the railings when I was younger to get drunk and even went ghost hunting when I was a teenager! apparently tunnels lead you all the way to the sea from here(I'm not sure about that) this... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

An interesting place to visit. A little out of the way, but that's a good thing. Good access and a helpful shop.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Run by English Heritage its £4.20 to enter , nice little museum, breathtaking size with current major renovation work underpinning so some areas off limits ,beautiful grounds lovely position worth an few hours visit

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Furness Abbey is an amazing and beautiful ruin dating from 1127. It is a fantastic place and although it can be viewed from over the fence you are missing out if you don't go in. It now houses an amazing abbot's crosier and ring found on site in 2010 during conservation work-a highly significant archaeological find.Work is ongoing but that... More

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

stunning area staff at the entrance very friendly and informative small museum excellent ruins and the grounds a must visit anybody's review from "freebies" just viewing from the railings not contributing to the upkeep are not experiencing the amazing venue, stone work carvings ,size, architecture, layout that is there

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Kirkcudbright
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This Cistertian monastery lies in the vale of the deadly nightshade near the Abbay House Hotel designed by Lutchyens. It is a stunning place with red sandstone walls. It always takes a good photo.. It is protected by English heritage and has a small museum of artifacts from long ago. During conservation work they found the top of a sceptre... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Not much in barrow town it self but this is worth a visit if you end up here, what a lovely site with old ruins

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