Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness

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  • August 17, 2017
    Majestic surroundings in an amazing setting. Not such a great weather day when my wife and I looked round but still we enjoyed the experience. I suspect we would have spent longer on the site if the w...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Interesting history but as its in ruins, not much to see. Nice gift shop and very friendly and helpful lady on duty with a great knowledge of the Abbey. Would definitely benefit from a nice cafe or re...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Although the abbey was destroyed as a functional set of building there is enough remaining to work out its layout and envisage its grandeur. The site is well kept by English Heritage. Well worth a vis...  more »
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  • Excellent day out. The ruins are impressive and, despite being sandwiched between the railway and road, the setting is calm and peaceful. Really helpful, enthusiastic staff at the museum, which has a range of interesting exhibits. Well worth a detour.
  • Amazing place and so much to see. It's a bit tricky to find but follow the signs and yes it is through the arch and down the steep hill. The main entrance is through what looks like a local library. This isn't sign posted but don't worry, you can turn round at the cafe car park.
  • This place is really interesting. There's no information around the site though so I would recommend buying a guide book.
  • Furness Abbey is a vast site with historical interest and great for exploring. The area is brilliant for walks and there's a handy cafe close by.
  • The ruins of Furness Abbey are very impressive and of great historic significance to the local and wider area, there is a large visitors centre with good facilities, well worth a visit

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