Furness Abbey - English Heritage

The red sandstone ruins of Furness Abbey
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The impressive remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later king of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, the ornately decorated chapter house and the cloister buildings. Set in the 'vale of nightshade', the romantic ruins were celebrated by Wordsworth in his prelude of 1805.

An exhibition on the history of the abbey, with a display of elaborately carved stones, can be seen in the viditor centre.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

1 Oct-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm , Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

Admission charges

3.80/3.40/2.30

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Collection details

Archaeology

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Furness Abbey Medieval Fair

  • 5 September 2015 10am-5pm

Join the friends of Furness Abbey for a Living History event celebrating the life and times of this stunning abbey. Meet characters from the past and experience demonstrations, child centred activities, crafts and refreshments.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £5.20
Child, 5-15 years £3.10
Concession £4.70
Family £13.50

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/furness-abbey-medieval-fair-Fur-05-09-2015/

Furness Abbey - English Heritage
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA13 0PJ
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/furness-abbey/

Telephone

01229 823420

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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