Barrow In Furness
  • Barrow Town Hall
    Duke Street
    Barrow In Furness
    LA14 2LD
    LA14 2LD
Barrow In Furness – Where The Lakes Meet The Sea! Often referred to as ‘The Gateway to The Lakes’ Barrow In Furness is a bustling industrial town situated on the tip of the Furness Peninsula.

Barrow is probably most famously known for its shipbuilding industry, and its engineering heritage. It’s also often jokingly referred to as being located at the end of the longest cul-de-sac in the country because of its relatively isolated location!

But there’s so much more to it than that!

If you love to shop then Barrow has plenty to offer. The Town centre is a mix of independent retailers and high street brands. The indoor market (which happens to be one of the largest in Cumbria) has 60 stalls selling a huge variety of items – from Furniture to Comics.

The town has plenty of attractions. Earnse Bay is beautiful, offering Miles of beautiful sandy beach and at low tide rock pools. You can take in some great views over the Irish Sea to Isle of Man, towering Black Combe to the north and Lakeland hills.

Piel Island is another fantastic place to visit. With a castle to explore and an old pub that always offers a warm welcome, what more could you ask for?

Other wonderful attractions include:

The Dock Museum

Furness Abbey (England’s second largest Abbey)

Barrow Park

South Walney Nature Reserve

Cumbria Karting and Bowling

Craven Park (Home of The Barrow Raiders Rugby League side)

Furness Building Society Stadium (Home of Barrow AFC)

The Forum, located on Duke Street, is a fantastic venue hosting a variety of wonderful year all year round, from stand - up comedy, tribute acts, plays and productions.

So whatever the weather (or the time of year), there’s always fabulous things to do in Barrow – The Gateway to the Lakes!

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