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The opportunities to visit some of the charming places in the rest of the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness should not be missed.

Map of Local Attractions

Dalton Castle in spring with daffodils and blossom.
Dalton-in-Furness, the ancient capital of Furness, is conveniently situated on the A590 only four miles from the centre of Barrow. It is a traditional market town with interesting specialist shops.  There is a Footwear outlet is located on the edge of the town, and the Crooklands Garden Centre just off the A590. South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton is the Lake District's only zoological park and is recognised as one of Europe's leading conservation zoos. Tel: (01229) 466086.

Some delightful villages can be found to the north of Dalton.
On the shores of the lovely Duddon Estuary lie the ancient port of Askam and Ireleth, two small villages of considerable character. Lindal, which is just to the north of Dalton on the A590 is a quaint village set in the undulating countryside of Furness with a history allied to the mining activity in the area. Lindal is home to Colony Gift Corporation, the UK's leading candle manufacturer and the most experienced producer of scented candles in Europe. The factory outlet is open to visitors. Adjacent is Chandlers, an award winning restaurant.
 
 
On the A5087 coast road lies the village of Rampside with impressive views of Roa Island, Piel Island and Morecambe Bay. Rampside and Roa Island offer visitor accommodation, pubs and the Bosun's Locker Café, whilst the nearby lifeboat station is open to the public at weekends during the summer.
 

Hollywood Park Retail and Leisure Complex.

Entertainment

Hollywood Park Logo

Fitness

  • Nuffield Health  fitness and leisure club with 20m swimming pool.

Restaurants

  • MacDonald's restaurant with drive thru
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant with drive thru
  • Pizza Hut restaurant

Shopping Includes

  • Curry's Electrical Superstore
  • Dunelm
  • B&M Bargains

Lots more...

Next to Hollywood Park is The Owl and the Pussycat, Two for One and Fuzzy Ed's Indoor Play area equipped with wobble bars, rope nets and ball pools.
 

FREE parking & regular bus service..

The Complex has free car parking for up to 3 hours.
 

Close to The Dock Museum and Channelside Haven

Hollywood Park is right next door to Barrow's flagship attraction, The Dock Museum. The Museum has its own landscaped grounds which link to the Cumbria Coastal Way walking and cycle route and the Walney to Weir National Cycle route 20 and Channelside Haven viewpoint for a scenic outlook on Walney Channel.
 

South Lakes Wild Animal Park - www.wildanimalpark.co.uk.

Rhino and Giraffe at WIld Animal Park.One of Europe's finest conservation animal park's housing some of the world's rarest species. Uniquely to Britain it is home to both Sumatran and Siberian tigers, as well as African lions.

There are animals from many continents, some free roaming, and informative talks featuring endangered species such as rhino's and tigers are a highlight of the day.
 
New developments over past year include
Skyway to the Bears - aerial walkway, Happy Feet walk with and hand feed penguins, new tamarin habitat and Yellow Mongoose Habitat.
 
South Lakes Wild Animal Park,
Crossgates,
Dalton-in-Furness,
Cumbria,
LA15 8JR.
Telephone: 01229 466086.
 
For Further Details...including Opening Times and Admission Prices, visit their Website.
 

Furness Abbey

Founded in 1123, this is the second largest Cistercian Abbey in England. The magnificent ruins, which are managed by English Heritage are set in a beautiful wooded valley - The 'Vale of Deadly Nightshade'.

More information about Furness Abbey on our History and Heritage Page.

Download Furness Abbey leaflet produced by JPT Photography & Graphic Design

English Heritage,
Furness Abbey,
Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria.
Telephone: (01229) 823420

 

Opening Times & Admission prices

 
 

Residents' Pass Scheme

This Summer, why not visit Furness Abbey, and South Walney Nature Reserve free of charge? 

Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council run a Pass Scheme for Borough residents so that they and their family can visit these wonderful local attractions without paying the admission charge.
To join the scheme residents should take their Council Tax Statement to Customer Services Desk in the Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow, where, a single or family pass for both attractions will be issued. Take the pass along to Furness Abbey and the Nature Reserve at South Walney, and enter for free.

The extensive remains are open for visitors see opening hours above.
 

For pass information, contact:

Customer Services,
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council.
Direct line: ( 01229) 876316

For opening hours, contact:

Furness Abbey: ( 01229) 823420.
South Walney Nature Reserve: ( 01229) 471066.

Wax Lyrical

formerly Colony Candles - www.wax-lyrical.co.uk

Europe's largest producer of scented candles, hand finished in the traditional way. Visitors can purchase a wide variety of scented candles and home decor accessories from the Country Store, or view an exhibition on the history of mining in the area.

Contact Details

Country Store,
Wax Lyrical Ltd,
Lindal-in-Furness,
Ulverston,
Cumbria LA12 0LD.
Tel: (01229) 461102.
Fax: (01229) 461101.
 

LazerZone & PlayZone - http://1abbeyroad.co.uk/.

Boys playing LazerZone game.The Custom House Barrow's exciting and futuristic laser tag facility. A combination of sport and modern technology.
 
The NetZone cyber cafe at the Custom House is equipped with 3 of the latest high-speed flat screen computers. Customers are able to surf the net, pick up emails and use office applications in one location. 
 
PlayZone, learning and development through magical adventure play. Kids Indoor Adventure Play Centre.
Tel: (01229) 823823.
 

Cumbria Karting & Ten Pin Bowling

 
Take to the race track at one of Barrow's newest attractions.  Drive solo or as part of a team in a range of fun and challenging events.  For more information go to www.gocumbriakarting.co.uk or www.gocumbriabowling.co.uk
or telephone 01229 833250
 

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