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Barrow Tourism

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 surprises.
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 Council:

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 Kent Estuary.

The short journey from Lancaster to Morecambe takes you to one of England’s classic seaside towns with its backdrop of the Lakeland Fells.


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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