Furness Abbey

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Furness Abbey: 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. Originally of the Savigniac order, it passed to the Cistercians in 1147, and despite damage by Scottish raiders became (after Fountains Abbey) the second most prosperous Cistercian abbey in all England. 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 visitor centre.

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Bow Bridge, Bow Bridge Furness Abbey

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This narrow 15th-century stone bridge across Mill Beck carried an old packhorse route to nearby Furness Abbey.

Opening times:

Never closes

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Free

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Located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) North of Barrow-in-Furness, off A590

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Opening times (April - June and September):
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10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:00

Opening times (July - August):
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10:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:00

Opening times (October - March):
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-----10:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:00
*Closed 24 December - 26 December and 1 January

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£3.50£1.80£2.80

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