Access at Furness Abbey

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
No
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
A ramp to the rear of the Visitor Centre enables wheelchair access to site. Visitors with electric wheelchairs have run into difficulties in the past as their heavy chairs sometimes sink into soft ground.
Entrance/Set Down
Drop off point outside the Visitor Centre
Disabled Parking
No specific spaces marked out for disabled parking, but all parking is very close to the Visitor Centre.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
No
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
There are a number of benches and picnic benches at the North end of the site in the Visitor Centre area.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Gravel paths. Most of the site is fairly flat but uneven and grassy. There are some steep slopes in places.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
There are plenty of birds in the area providing birdsong. There are some interesting acoustics in the abbey buildings.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No Information Available
Handling Objects
There is a touching stone in the museum area of the Visitor Centre.
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
No
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
There is an induction loop in the shop counter area.
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
There are plenty of birds in the area providing birdsong. There are some interesting acoustics in the abbey buildings.
Handling Objects
There is a touching stone in the museum area of the Visitor Centre.
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
Fast flowing watercourses. Water level can change rapidly. Steep unguarded drops.
Trip Hazard
Grass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.
Sheer Drop
Several sheer drops into watercourses - the highest is approx 4-5metres
Slip Hazard
Grass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
There are quite a few grassy slopes on site, which are quite steep in places.
Steep Stairs
No Information Available
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
Uneven and grassy site.

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Furness Abbey

Address
Manor Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0PJ
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