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Furness Abbey

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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You must go and see this abbey. It is massive and you can only imagine how beautiful it would have... read more

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Beautiful place.

Furness abbey is somewhere you should put on your places to visit. Set in lovely quiet peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Manor Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You must go and see this abbey. It is massive and you can only imagine how beautiful it would have been. I suggest buying the guide book so you can understand what you are looking at.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought the fee to enter was a little expensive for what it is to be honest. You can’t really spend much time here as there’s not an awful lot to see. The remains of the abbey are great to look at and for some...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Furness abbey is somewhere you should put on your places to visit. Set in lovely quiet peaceful surroundings, really nice walks round about. Also a small cafe/restaurant which is certainly worth a visit. Good food and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place just outside of Barrow itself. We are experienced English Heritage visitors and I was disappointed with this site. The museum was interesting but there wasn’t any audio tour and no guidance boards around the rather large site. So once you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bags of history The man serving us today was very informative about the Abbey and lots of other local attractions Also the only place to Sell Kendal Mint Chocolate liqueur...

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of history the lovely furness abbey well worth a visit there's a tea room as well for refreshments!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

The history of the abbey and it’s inhabitants is certainly worth knowing on your visit. However, if your not a local the price is rather high - (Expectation Set). There are a couple of lovely walks surrounding the abbey you should do at least one.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hanifian
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Great place to visit even in the rain! A very helpful and knowledgeable lady on reception. Lots of information and interesting artifacts. Lovely peaceful atmosphere ,we played some cistertion chant on our phone as we walked around which enhanced our overall experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Had family from Canada here soon we went to the Abbey for the afternoon. It was some beautiful to walk around and inside the centre were loads of artefacts to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 6footcaz
Reviewed August 7, 2019

It's jaw dropping -- such a large abbey. Seeing it, you can begin to understand how much power the Church had in the medieval period. Although only the ruins remain, it is still awe inspiring. You can pay a modest fee to walk around the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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