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Furness Abbey

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Impressive Ruins..

This place is big. It’s very impressive. The detail that can still be seen is amazing. The lady in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RobinWilliamson
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Big place. Interesting if you like ruins

Should be on the local curriculum if it is not at the mo. Definitely buy a guide book and read it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jimbK1727CA
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank jimbK1727CA
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

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Reviewed 22 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

Thank louisebS8158IY
Reviewed 2 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.

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!

Thank Xmd914
Reviewed 20 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

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

Thank atkinsonc6
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Barrow is unlikely to be your first choice of destinations, but go. Furness Abbey is a delightful, peaceful spot, with space for youngsters to safely let off steam, while you enjoy the locally roast coffee and homemade cake. A nice stop en-route.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Wouldn't it be great if you could time travel back to see this place in all its glory. Its still impressive so what must it have been like over 1,000 years ago. Most people would have lived in very primitive houses during that age so...More

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