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. The beautiful medieval 'Furness Crozier', a silver-gilt abbot's staff found in an abbey grave, is on permanent display.

"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!" Tom - Vivu Journeys

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for travel trade and organised 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 and opening times:

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 along with the following information:

  • 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).

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking: There is space for 2-3 coaches. Please call in advance to check availability.
  • Catering: No café on site, but vending machine offers tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Ice creams and pre-packed snacks also available. There is also a café (not managed by English Heritage) close by.
  • Exhibition: There is a permanent exhibition of stone carvings and effigies in the visitor centre which is easily accessible for visitors with limited mobility.
  • 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.
  • Average length of visit: 1 hour.

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

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

Telephone: Furness Abbey: 01229 823420 (General enquiries)

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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