Welcome to the Port of Barrow-in-Furness
The Port of Barrow, situated on the north-west coast of England,
is the largest deep-water port between Liverpool and Scotland,
making it the ideal maritime gateway to the English Lake
Facilities available to Cruise Passengers at the port of
Disembarking passengers and crew can be assured of a warm
Cumbrian welcome of musical entertainment, stalls selling souvenirs
and local crafts. A Tourist Information Point in a marquee on
the quayside and a shuttle bus service is provided for passengers
and crew into the Town Centre and a heritage shuttle bus to
the Dock Museum and Furness Abbey. The Team from Barrow
will be on the quayside to welcome you and assist with enquiries,
information and guidance.
- Dock or Anchor?: Dock
alongside no 4 berth accessible off Cavendish Dock Road
- Is pier wheelchair accessible? Yes
- Distance from Gangway to bus: Immediately
- Distance Pier from Town Centre 1.4 miles.
Can You Walk? Shuttle buses will be provided
free of charge but it is possible to walk.
- Taxis Available at Pier? Yes Cost to
Town Centre: £3. US$
Taxi contact details are included in the Cruise Information Pack (MS
Word 113 KB).
- Taxis Metered? Yes
Hourly Rate: £20.
- Download Lake District Tours
information from A1 Taxis or contact A1 Taxis at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Blue Badge Driver Guide Tours contact Cumbrian
- Phones Available at Pier? No, nearest in Town
Centre behind the Town Hall and on Dalton Road. Payphones are
also available at the Tourist Office in Forum. – phone
cards and currency is available the from post office
- Bureau de Change: Thomson, Thomas Cook, First
Choice and Co-op Travel and Post Office on Dalton Road, Provident
Finance and Post Office on Duke Street (only travel agents open on
- Cash Point: There is a cash point in
Wilko's opposite the Town Hall and Tesco opposite the Dock
- Car Hire: Hertz Tel 01229 836666 http://www.hertz.co.uk/;
Enterprise Tel 01229 820055, http://www.enterprise.co.uk/
(can be booked on line and passengers collected from
How to Get to
Distance from Ship
Tourist Information Centre
On the Quayside
P&O Adonia Visit 22nd June 2014
The Adonia docked in Barrow on 22nd June, 2014. Passengers
enjoyed a sailaway on a beautiful evening with hundreds of
onlookers on the quayside and along Walney Channel and at Roa
Island to wave goodbye.
Passengers visited The Dock Museum and Furness Abbey as well as
taking ships excursions around the Lake District, on the Windermere
steamer and Muncaster Castle.
Associated British Ports and Barrow Borough Council asked
passengers what they thought of their visit. The
warmth of the welcome in Barrow was highly rated with 100% of
respondents being satisfied or very satisfied. 90% of
respondents said that they would come back to Barrow again, whilst
98% said they would visit the Lake District in the future.
63% of respondents had decided not to purchase a ship's shore
excursion, and 83% chose to use the free shuttle buses provided by
the Council and Associated British Ports.
A selection of passenger comments from the visit
“Very friendly, helpful welcome” Tony & Mary
“A very nice friendly area. Clean” P Dewer
“Really appreciated the wonderful
museum. Very well set out – very interesting”
“Friendly welcome in port” H Perous
“Weather good, reception good, scenery good –
whole visit good” G Brown
“Enjoyed Gill’s guided tour of Furness
“Heritage trip very good” A Arnold
“Enjoyed our visit to Barrow very much”
“Great Maritime Museum at Graving Dock”
J Boyd Smith
“We enjoyed our morning in Barrow” Anne
“Would have liked longer to explore” P
“Beautiful scenery, beautiful weather, lovely
people” G Leech
“Very pleased with free bus to Furness
Abbey” T Goddard
“Very friendly, helpful welcome in
“Very organised and pleasant reception.
Nice to be given a shuttle bus timetable – extremely helpful”
“Your representatives at the Marquee reception
area were extremely helpful, even beyond their normal services,
which was much appreciated. The Volunteer guide at Furness
Abbey was very knowledgeable and made it a fascinating visit”
A A Farrant
“Very welcoming. Excellent walking tour
and Dock Museum. Barrow is much nicer and more interesting
than expected” A R Weston
Excellent guide at Furness Abbey – longer stay
should be encouraged” G Shirley
“Lovely day – with great welcome and
weather! Pity it was a Sunday though P Bogusz
“I thought the people of Barrow were well
organised and welcoming” K Crossley
“A very nice friendly area. Clean” R
“Enjoyed our visit” B Arnold
“Great trip” D Attix
“The walking tour was very good.
Friendliness and courtesy of people” Mr & Mrs
“Wonderful welcome – thank you” D
“Very friendly town” Ruddleston
“Thank you for a very warm welcome and your
“Loved the pride that the people showed in
their town. Spread it across the rest of the UK” S
A selection of Passenger comments from
I feel that I must write and congratulate you and your staff who
put on such a warm welcome to Barrow last week.
We were fortunate to be one of four British couples on the
Tahitian Princess when she sailed in last week. The reception, the
facilities and effort put in by your staff made us proud to be
English. I am also able to tell you that it was the talk of the
ship at Dinner that evening and many people around us (all
Americans) said that they would be coming back as the area could
not be covered in one day. It also seemed that quite a few people
spent considerable sums of money whilst ashore which can't be
bad for the local economy.
We would be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to those
concerned as it also made it such a memorable day for us as
Liz and Keith Frost
My husband and I arrived in Barrow on May 22 and we received the
most wonderful warm welcome that we could ever imagine.
Thank you so much for all that you and your government
agencies did to arrange the bands, dancers, tent with money
exchange and crafts, etc. We were all so excited to receive
such a wonderful welcome. Your residents were out on a
peninsula waving at us and watching us arrive; other townspeople
came out to the lock to see us depart. Again, we have taken
around 15 cruises and never received such a fantastic
reception! We will recommend Barrow to all of our friends and
hope to visit there again someday. Regards Maurice and Evelyn
Heuss, Deland, Florida, USA PS We enjoyed the Dock
museum very much and your free shuttle bus was such a help to
Deborah Cosper Hughs "Thank you for
a most perfect day due to the amazing hospitality of your town and
your people. I love my country but could imagine living
here" "I was so moved by the graciousness of your town!
Loved the band"
Katherine Cosper "Most gracious
reception very organised. Simply a great day and visit.
Thank you so much!"
Sue Davis "Loved the area, I would
like to return and stay for a week or so to see more"
Lucia de la Torre "It's a lovely
town and the people are friendly and helpful... Thank you!
"The Dockyard Museum was excellent
... Thank you very much"
Teresa Osbeck "Best welcome of any
Joseph Milliner "I am a New Yorker
and am not used to such sincere kindness. A warm
Eileen Roeker "People were very
friendly and helpful. A beautiful city, tulips added
colour. Dock Museum was great"
"To the Residents of Barrow
We feel you were bombarded today
with 600+ total strangers and to be able to handle, all at one
time, this number of passengers can be quite a challenge. It
is our opinion you handled this challenge extremely well.
We took a cab to the Lake District
and saw Lake Windermere, Beatrix Potter Attraction, Rydal Mount,
St. Mary's Church at Rydal Mount and Furness Abbey. We had
dinner at Chevita - excellent food and staff was great.
We cannot thank you enough for
making our day in Barrow and the surrounding area such an enjoyable
and very scenic experience. Neil was our cab driver (A1
Taxis) and we spent 5 1/2 hours with him and he did an excellent
job taking us around and showing us as much as we could see in such
a short time period. God willing - we would like to return
and see more of this area.
Thank you for all your hard work,
friendliness and information sent prior to our arrival. We
can only hope the passengers from the Tahitian were as pleasant,
courteous and friendly to all those they met today in Barrow and
the Lake District.
Thank you for all your hard work
and making us feel so welcome.
Craig Haraghian and Ann