Abbey House
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View out to sea
Surrounded by the sea on 3 sides.
There's more coastline than meets the eye
Fireworks over the Abbey by Jason Hudson
From a farming village to an advanced engineering town.
There's more heritage than meets the eye

Barrow-in-Furness is steeped in heritage, brimming with exciting attractions and offers great choice  and value when it comes to accommodation. This historic borough enjoys an enviable coastal location on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park. Easy walking and cycling routes from the town centre provide access to nature reserves, beautiful sandy beaches and fascinating sites of historical interest. There is so much to explore in and around Barrow-in-Furness that one visit will never be enough!

Visiting Barrow In Furness

Barrow has a proud heritage of industrial innovation. This is the town that built Britain’s first submarine in 1886 and seaplane in 1911! Forged on iron and steel in the 19th century the town has never stood still. Today Barrow is home to BAE systems and the innovation in submarine building continues. It is also home to one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world!

Whilst the Borough has known mining and industry for centuries, it also embraces the importance of the natural environment. Many former industrial workings, such as the sand, salt and gravel pits on South Walney, have been sympathetically regenerated into stunning  nature reserves. And nothing reflects that commitment to the natural environment better than the Borough being rated number 1 (out of 326 districts) in England for the quality of its natural heritage assets in 2016! It was also rated number 7 for the quality of its industrial heritage.

In the town centre you will find a wonderful blend of high street names and independent shops selling everything from eco products to model trains! The indoor market is the largest in Cumbria and it is easy to spend an hour browsing through the many stalls.

Take a moment whilst you are shopping to enjoy the Victorian heritage of the town. On Duke Street you will find beautiful sandstone buildings with the impressive town hall standing proud in the centre.

Upcoming Events in Barrow and the local area


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sat02apr10:00 amsat5:00 pmFeaturedFestival of Colours10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Culture


sat16jul10:00 amsat4:00 pmFeaturedFestival of Transport 2022CLASSIC & VINTAGE CAR & BIKE SHOW10:00 am - 4:00 pm Barrow Town Centre Event Organized By: Barrow BID Event Type :Transport


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