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Address: 1.5 Miles N of Barrow-in-Furness Abbey Approach, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PJ, England
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Hidden gem

I grew up near Furness Abbey and it is still one of my favourite tourist attractions. It is hidden in a valley just as you approach Barrow. You get a feeling of peace and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
Louise N
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I grew up near Furness Abbey and it is still one of my favourite tourist attractions. It is hidden in a valley just as you approach Barrow. You get a feeling of peace and tranquility as you walk around it. There is a small visitors centre where the staff are really helpful and there is a small shop. You can... More 

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very impressed by the abbey but unfortunately visitor centre was closed, so was the cafe. No access to the abbey this time so would definitely visit when open.

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Thank TJoslyn
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

amazing place and so big..hard to believe so much is still standing..easy to park and wander around and staff very helpful

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1 Thank rayhosker
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old ruins to walk around and admire. On site coffee shop. Lots of written information to read up on about the ruins. Mini house built at top of the hill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The abbey is a great visit, especially on a sunny day if you live nearby. It's a small cost for visitors that aren't from the area and if you are from around the area remember to bring evidence of address and you can get in free. Good for picnics and an easy day out in summer. Be careful if it... More 

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Thank Nadine S
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon the Abby when we stayed at the hotel near and wanted a Sunday stroll. The lady who works here is so knowledgable about the Abby and very passionate. Its a fascinating place

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1 Thank Sarah B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

To think this abbey is still partly standing is beyond belief in itself. Amazing structure and with the tales of the resident ghosts it only adds to the mystery and wonder Well worth a visit

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Thank Alan B
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Large area to explore , with the outline of many of the buildings evident , best to visit on a dry day

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The abbey is a lovely, historical site. It has a special atmosphere and is set within wonderful surroundings. The museum is small but very interesting. The woods behind the abbey is a great walk for myself and my dogs, especially in autumn, very beautiful.

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Thank Dee M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

After a walk around the annual Furness Model Railway Exhibition, a little stroll round the outside of 'the Abbey', beautiful historical building.. not been in the grounds for some years, so need to plan this into my trip when next in Barrow. Seem to be doing a number of restoration projects with the amount of scaffolding, so I would plan... More 

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