The abbey, an inspiration for both Wordsworth and Turner, was founded in the early 12th century by Stephen, later king of England. By the time Henry VIII ordered its dissolution in 1537 it was the second richest in England.
The Abbey House Hotel – Voted as The Best Wedding Venue in Cumbria & One Of The Best Hotels in the Lake District.. Set in fourteen acres of private woodland and gardens on the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness in South Cumbria.
BERNARD DEVLIN, FURNESS ABBEY, A LITTLE HISTORY
The full uninterrupted grave of a Cistercian abbot has been discovered by archaeologists at the ruins of Furness Abbey, one of Britain’s most influential medieval monasteries.