Furness Abbey

Group visits to Furness Abbey

Give your group the same inspiration as Wordsworth enjoyed when he wrote his Prelude in 1805. The romantic monastic ruins, in a charming wooded valley, were founded in the early 12th century by Stephen, later king of England. By the time Henry VIII ordered its closure in 1537, it was the second richest Cistercian abbey in England. The beautiful medieval 'Furness Crozier', a silver-gilt abbot's staff found in an abbey grave, is on permanent display.

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups.

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below. Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email.

We will require the following information to check availability and book you in.

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by:

  • cash,
  • credit/debit card,
  • cheque; made payable to The English Heritage Trust.
  • Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS)*

*Agency Voucher Scheme account holders can redeem their company voucher on arrival and be invoiced after their visits. Subject to eligibility, contact us to find out more.

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking: There is space for 2-3 coaches. Please call in advance to check availability.
  • Average length of visit: 1 hour.

Address: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0PJ

Email: bookings@english-heritage.org.uk (Group bookings team)

Telephone (site): 01229 823420 (General enquiries only)

Thank you so much for arranging [my colleague] and I to visit Furness abbey. The experience is incredible and our guests are very much going to love it! The lady on reception was extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you again.
Product Manager - Vivu Journeys

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Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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