Furness Abbey

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. 

Advanced Booking

You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.

You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit.

Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

You can arrive anytime from the time slot you book, and stay as long as you like.

If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.

Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.

Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

You can currently book for visits up to 31 March 2022.

Residents of Barrow Borough Council please use the Associated Members tab to book your tickets. Please ensure you bring a current Barrow Borough Council Bill and a photo ID to gain admission.

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.
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 Restpoints
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.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
There are plenty of birds in the area providing birdsong. There are some interesting acoustics in the abbey buildings.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.
Handling Objects
There is a touching stone in the museum area of the Visitor Centre.
Audio Tours
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas Of Low Lighting
No
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.
Induction Loops
There is an induction loop in the shop counter area.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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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.
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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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.
Uneven Ground
Uneven and grassy site.
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