visit barrow in furness...
With the sea on one side and the Lakes on the other, Barrow-in-Furness makes the most of its enviable location.
A plethora of walking and cycling routes from the town centre provide easy access to internationally renowned wildlife sites, beautiful sandy beaches and fascinating features of historical and industrial heritage.
This bustling Victorian town has a proud heritage of production and innovation, founded on the ready availability of local coal and iron ore supplies. In the 19th century Barrow rapidly developed into one of the major ship building towns of the country and reflected this prosperity in wide, tree-lined streets.
explore barrow in furness
History & heritage
Earliest settlers were drawn to the rocky limestone outcrops and coastline of the area.
Art & culture
With the award winning venue The Forum on its doorstep, Barrow offers a plethora of entertainment to suit all tastes.
The Furness Peninsula is capped by Walney Island - a curving ‘whale tail' that has protected Barrow from the sea for centuries.
Making the most of its setting by the sea, Barrow-in-Furness is proud to celebrate its maritime past with its annual yacht race and much much more.