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.
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.Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.Wheelchair AccessA 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 DownDrop off point outside the Visitor CentreDisabled ParkingNo specific spaces marked out for disabled parking, but all parking is very close to the Visitor Centre.OnSite TransportNoStairsNoLift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsThere are a number of benches and picnic benches at the North end of the site in the Visitor Centre area.Pathways Surface And GradientsGravel paths. Most of the site is fairly flat but uneven and grassy. There are some steep slopes in places.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesThere are plenty of birds in the area providing birdsong. There are some interesting acoustics in the abbey buildings.Dog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.Handling ObjectsThere is a touching stone in the museum area of the Visitor Centre.Audio ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNoColour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.Induction LoopsThere is an induction loop in the shop counter area.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesThere are plenty of birds in the area providing birdsong. There are some interesting acoustics in the abbey buildings.Handling ObjectsThere is a touching stone in the museum area of the Visitor Centre.Easy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterFast flowing watercourses. Water level can change rapidly. Steep unguarded drops.Trip HazardGrass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.Sheer DropSeveral sheer drops into watercourses - the highest is approx 4-5metresSlip HazardGrass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeThere are quite a few grassy slopes on site, which are quite steep in places.Uneven GroundUneven and grassy site.