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Barrow in Furness

Barrow in Furness


Located at the southernmost tip of the Furness peninsula, Barrow offers a rich and colourful experience. Scratch the surface and you will discover a fascinating modern industrial heritage, some of the best retail therapy in Cumbria and leisure facilities to occupy the whole family whatever the weather! Dig a little deeper and discover an insight into the history and mystery that abound in this ancient land and the natural beauty and environmental significance of the town's surroundings. In 1845, Barrow was still only a small and remote farming village of a few thousand souls; then the railway arrived in 1846, bringing rapid expansion. Iron ore extracted from the Furness mines was transported to the harbour and shipped through the port. By 1870 the largest ironworks in the world and a shipbuilding industry had transformed this Furness village into a major industrial town and port. The town with its wide tree-lined streets was a well planned one, the creation of Henry Schneider and Sir James Ramsden, superintendent of the railway and first mayor of Barrow. The first steamship, Aries, was built in 1870. Merchant ships and submarines followed. In the intervening years battleships, oil tankers and passenger liners were built.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)


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Map reference: SD 199691  Lat: 54.11150 Long: -3.22673

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Barrow in Furness station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)

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