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Furness Abbey

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Quite magnificent!

I was very impressed with this huge ruin. I took loads of photos. We went into the Museum and gift... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
atkinsonc6
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Selby, United Kingdom
Peace

Barrow is unlikely to be your first choice of destinations, but go. Furness Abbey is a delightful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pete B
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice enough Abbey but time has not been kind and the place is in need of some TLC. Very little original roofs survive and the doors are missing. The souvenir shop is good and we had a Magnum. It needs a nice Tudor...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As my title states, this place has great history. Buried knights and monk smugglers; it is certainly worth your time to visit once. I gave this 3 stars as I think the management is poor and want improvements to be made.

Thank Conor H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After staying in a nearby hotel, we popped to the abbey to look around. The entry fee was around £7 for adults, however if you only want to view the abbey it can be seen easily by walking around the perimeter fence and then popping...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit - beautiful old ruin with lots of interesting views. mediaeveal abbey on the outskirts of Barrow - nice visitors centre as well

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful Furness Abbey when the sun shines there's no place better to be . As you wonder through the ruins your transported to another time . Everywhere there are views to remind you of times gone by of the peace of the monks who...More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wheelchair users. . The shop and little museum area is level and there's a wooden ramp down to the site and flagged small patio area. But no gravel/hard surface paths round giving access to the ruins. It's all grassed and though relatively level in places...More

Thank mandjontour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in the lakes we visited some English heritage sites this one being Furness abbey It was a really nice setting to see the ruins was quiet and relaxing The was seating to sit at to eat lunch plenty of grass area to sit down...More

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