The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness is situated at the southern
tip of Cumbria, set against the spectacular backdrop of the English
Lake District Mountains and on the southern shores of Morecambe Bay
with its rich cultural heritage, outstanding natural environment
and wildlife. The Furness line from Lancaster to Barrow
follows the coastline.
One of the best kept secrets in Britain, Barrow is a Victorian
built town with a proud heritage of innovation, surrounded by
beautiful beaches and inspiring scenery. It is a destination of
The range of tourist venues within the Borough can be
seen either as a wet weather or day trip alternative to the usual
Lake District scenes, and many are top attractions in their field,
worthy of a longer visit to make the most of the
world famous Northern England welcome and hospitality.
Planning a Visit or Leisure Time in this area:
Cultural and Heritage Information:
Local Venues and Facilities managed by Barrow Borough
Barrow Sports Council website has a list of
local facilities with accessibility details.
The Furness Line
The scenic railway between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster
passes through the towns of Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands and
Carnforth, offering spectacular views across Morecambe Bay and the
The short journey from Lancaster to Morecambe takes you to one
of England’s classic seaside towns with its backdrop of the
Further information from BBC Cumbria
The BBC Cumbria Website carries useful and interesting
information for Visitors and Residents:
See the Cumbria area on webcams:
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