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Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness

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Furness Abbey, or St. Mary of Furness, is a former Catholic monastery located to the north of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The abbey dates back to 1123 and was once the second-wealthiest and most powerful Cistercian monastery in the country, behind Fountains Abbey, prior to its dissolution during the English Reformation. The abbey contains a number of individual Grade I Listed Buildings and is a Scheduled Monument.
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  • Well worth a visit,we were pleasantly surprised that so much of the original Abbey is still available to see 
    Well worth a visit,we were pleasantly surprised that so much of the original Abbey is still available to see  more »
  • Owned by English Heritage - make sure you go if you are a member. Lovely setting. Very informative welcoming lady on reception. Spent about an hour to hour and half here. Also small museum with lots....  more
    Owned by English Heritage - make sure you go if you are a member. Lovely setting. Very informative welcoming lady on reception. Spent about an hour to hour and half here. Also small museum with lots....  more »

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