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Furness Abbey was one of the richest Cistercian monasteries in England, exceeded only by Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. The soaring ruins of red sandstone soak up the grandeur of this 700 year old site. Located in a peaceful valley, the majestic remains of Furness Abbey once housed the flourishing community of a wealthy order. With the aid of an audio tour, or the comprehensive guidebook you can walk around the many buildings with made up the Abbey, including the Precint and Outer Court, the Church with its North and South Transept and Tower, the Cloister Court, Chapter House, the dormitory, infirmary and kitchen. The daffodils are in full bloom & make a lovely forground to these ancient ruins.

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Additional Photos by Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3111 W: 140 N: 3130] (16105)
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