There are three railway stations within two miles of Furness Abbey, Dalton to the north, Roose to the south and Barrow-on-Furness to the west, all run by Northern Rail. There’s also a First TransPennine Express that stops on the Edinburgh-to-Manchester line. To get to Barrow-in-Furness from the south, take a train to Preston and change there for local services. From Barrow-in-Furness station, take the number 6 or X6 bus to Ostley House, and walk 13 minutes to the abbey.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces14
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Level access via ramp.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

About Furness Abbey

The Abbey of St Mary of Furness is a former monastery dating back to 1123 – at one point, it was the second most powerful Cistercian monastery in the country, after Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. Built out of local sandstone in The Vale of Nightshade, it was handed to the Cistercians, who developed and extended it until it achieved its greatest power and influence in the fifteenth century.

The English Reformation under Henry VIII led to the dissolution of the monasteries, and Furness Abbey suffered the fate of so many others, being disestablished and destroyed in 1537. It has lain in picturesque ruins ever since, and is now a popular scenic tourist attraction on the Cistercian Way. William Wordsworth frequently visited the site, and Joseph Turner made a number of etchings of the abbey.

Furness Abbey is an impressively large complex of ruins set in pleasant rolling countryside. There is ongoing conservation work to prevent the abbey church sinking into the soft ground, so expect some scaffolding. There is a museum with an interesting collection of stone carvings and effigies, and gardens with plenty of room for children to play.

Departures and arrivals from Dalton (Cumbria)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dalton (Cumbria) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern21:512On time
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern23:092On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern05:591Scheduled
to LancasterNorthern06:211Scheduled
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern06:292Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester AirportNorthern21:512On time
from LancasterNorthern23:092On time
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern05:591Scheduled
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern06:211Scheduled
from Preston (Lancs)Northern06:292Scheduled

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